General Motors invests in Cuyamaca College’s auto tech program
U.S. automaker General Motors has donated three vehicles to Cuyamaca College for its automotive technology program.
The ’13 Corvette, ’14 Silverado and ’14 Impala will be used to train aspiring technicians enrolled in GM’s Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) offered through select colleges nationwide. Cuyamaca College is one of three in California to provide the two-year program, which combines advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation in math, English, electronics, analytical and technical skills culminating in an associate of science degree. GM auto dealerships sponsor the trainees, who alternate between on-campus instruction and paid work experience at the dealerships.
“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick Jackson, manager for GM ASEP. “Our commitment to our customers goes well beyond building a quality product. Our dedication to excellence starts at the training level by partnering with schools in communities around the globe to share our collective passion for the automotive industry and educate, inspire and motivate the technicians of tomorrow.”
Chris Branton, coordinator of the college’s auto tech program and the ASEP instructor, said Cuyamaca College plays an important role in helping the auto industry fill a critical need: developing and retaining skilled automotive technicians.
“This generous donation from GM enables us to deliver the highest quality education to our students,” he said.
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