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October 31, 2005
Gwinnett Tech Receives Recognition for Outstanding Program
Nissan donates $15,000 to automotive program
Nissan USA honored Gwinnett Technical College’s automotive program recently with a donation of $15,000, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding training programs for budding Nissan technicians in the US.
“We received the general-use funds [from Nissan] to use at our discretion for the benefit of the department,” said Steve Conway, automotive director, Gwinnett Tech. “Faculty from the department have earmarked the donation for several different priorities.”
Among the list of items that the donation will fund include:
- The purchase of additional electrical trainers (boards & kits used in the instruction of electrical units & circuitry.)
- The opportunity to attend a national conference in Kansas City to receive a prestigious award for training excellence.
- Recruiting events for potential students.
- The purchase of specialized tools for training in such areas as transmissions and engine repair.
“Nissan corporate training department is pleased to have the opportunity to support Gwinnett Technical College’s automotive program,” said Tom Bolenbaugh, technical training manager, Nissan USA. “The education that Gwinnett Tech has provided over the years has allowed the student technicians to reach their goals of becoming the best technicians they can be.”
Gwinnett Tech offers programs in both automotive service technology and automotive technology, including degrees, diplomas or certificates in Daimler Chrysler College Automotive (CAP), General Motors ASEP and Toyota/T-Ten; Automotive Fundamentals, Automotive Technology, Basic Automotive Service, Chassis Technician, Engine Performance Technician, Nissan Dealership Technician Training Program (NDTTP) and Heavy Equipment.
For more information on one of these programs or to enroll, call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.