Grainger Donates $15,000 to Automotive Program for Hybrid Car

Thanks to a generous $15,000 donation from W.W. Grainger, Inc. the college’s Automotive Technology program will now have a hybrid car and equipment to service the car and conduct training when the fall semester starts Aug. 22.

According to Jim Coleman, automotive technology professor, courses like Electrical Diagnosis and Automotive Update, which focus on basic hybrid operation, special service procedures and precautions, theory and operation, and advanced service procedures, can utilize the vehicle for hands-on experience.

“Automotive students tend to be more visual, hands-on learners,” he said. “Having a hybrid vehicle gives the students an opportunity to actually perform tasks and service on the vehicle instead of just talking about it.”

Photo from left: Amanda Quinn, alumni relations and annual fund manager; Cecile Regner, dean of nursing and allied health; Dawn Calderone, Grainger representative; Jim Coleman, automotive technology professor.

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