From Passion to Profession: Denote Green’s Journey in the Auto Mechanic Industry Through Acadiana Workforce Solutions

Acadiana Workforce Solutions Youth Program Participant, Denote Green has always enjoyed working with cars. He began working with cars when he was 16 years old. Mostly in family members’ place of business.

Don’s Car Care & Tire Center has served as a Summer Workforce Program Employer for three years. This year they are hosting three of our youth participants. One of them is Denote Green. This summer he is gaining valuable hands-on experience working at Don’s Car Care & Tire Center through Acadiana Workforce Solutions Summer program. Denote stated that he first joined the summer program last year to find employment and a way to occupy his time.

Denote has always aspired to become an auto mechanic. Business owner of Don’s Care Care & Tire Center, Don Dejean, stated “Denote is very mechanically inclined, on a scale of 1-10 I’d rate him an eight on knowledge”. Don has 22 years of experience working with Bridgestone and 13 years of experience owning his own business. Don also stated that he is providing our summer youth participants with the proper way to work in the industry.

Denote said that although he loves every aspect of the job his favorite part is learning how to properly use the machines. Denote was recently accepted to Universal Technical Institute and plans on attending their Houston location in the fall.