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September 17, 2007
Gwinnett Tech's DaimlerChrysler CAP Program Named Best in Nation
Automotive advisory group picks GTC program for commitment to excellence
Gwinnett Tech's DaimlerChrysler College Automotive Program (CAP) has been named the best manufacturer-affiliated automotive program in the nation by the Automotive Industry Planning Council (AIPC).
Gwinnett Tech has been named the state winner nine out of nine years it has participated in the competition, but this is the first time the college has won the AIPC competition at the national level. In 2005, Gwinnett Tech's GM ASEP program was also noted for excellence when it was runner up in the national awards competition.
"Our CAP program has had unprecedented support from our local dealers and training center in the last two years," said Steve Conway, division chair, automotive technology, Gwinnett Tech. "DaimlerChrysler's financial support and student sponsorships from local dealers have allowed this program to offer students a first-rate education and career choice."
Gwinnett Tech's CAP program addresses service and repair procedures for popular and technically advanced DaimlerChrysler automobiles and prepares students to enter the DaimlerChrysler automotive field. Prospective students must be accepted into the program by Gwinnett Tech and sponsored by a DaimlerChrysler Group dealership.
Gwinnett Tech's DaimlerChrysler CAP program is one of only 30 programs nationwide, and the only CAP program in the state.
As the first-place winner of the national AIPC award, Gwinnett Tech will receive a trophy, a car donation, auto shop related gifts, cash and trade advertising. The award presentation will take place in December in Las Vegas.
"These awards acknowledge some of the very best automotive training programs in the country," said Fred Hines, ATech Training, Inc. President and AIPC Chair. "AIPC is proud to be able to recognize these programs and their instructors. They all share a commitment to excellence that makes them stand out."
The Automotive Industry Planning Council (AIPC) is a national advisory group of industry leaders, vocational/technical educators and educational policy makers whose mission is to promote communication, cooperation and excellence in automotive service training programs. One of the methods they use to accomplish this is the Automotive Awards of Excellence. For more information about AIPC and the Awards of Excellence program, visit the web site at www.autoipc.org.
For more information about Gwinnett Tech's DaimlerChrysler CAP program, or one its many other automotive technology or service technology programs, call 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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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.
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