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January 12, 2011
Tires Plus Donates to Gwinnett Tech Automotive Program
Donation provides additional tools for student learning
Tires Plus Total Car Care is continuing its support of Gwinnett Technical College with a donation of $3,000 to fund additional tools for eight toolboxes the retailer purchased for the college’s Automotive Technology program last year.
"We greatly appreciate the support of Tires Plus. Their commitment to automotive education and to our program allows us to continuously improve the quality of training that we provide to our students with the expansion of our tool collection," said David Cloninger, automotive program director, Gwinnett Tech.
There are currently 60 students enrolled in GTC’s Automotive Technology program that will benefit from these additional tools and resources in both their day and evening classes.
"Tires Plus is able to present this $3,000 gift in coordination with the Bridgestone Trust Fund. Our goal is to provide quality technical schools, like Gwinnett Tech, assistance that they can use to further enhance the classroom experience for their students," said Mike Millares, Tires Plus recruiting development and retention manager. "Quality students make quality technicians and together we will be able to better serve our customers."
Tires Plus Total Car Care operates six locations in Gwinnett County and has 28 stores in metro Atlanta.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree in automotive technology, as well as a diploma in automotive fundamentals and certificates in automotive engine performance, automotive suspension and steering, basic automotive and heavy diesel service. GTC also partners with Toyota, Chrysler and Nissan to offer manufacturer-specific training programs at the associate degree and diploma level.
In all, GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less. For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or 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.