ACDelco partnering with Full Service Auto Parts and the Texas Independent Automotive Association (TIAA) are demonstrating their commitment to the technicians of the future by providing their instructors with “teaching tools”. On Saturday, January 15, ACDelco, a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services, is donating 500 engines of just about every vehicle make and model.
The donated engines will provide students hands-on opportunities with the latest technology to ready themselves for successful careers in the automotive industry. This is an excellent example of what industry and schools can do by working together. As a show of their commitment 75 instructors from Amarillo to Brownsville, Texarkana to El Paso and all points in between will be lining up with their truck or trailers for their FREE ACDelco engines after attending their Professional Development Conference in San Antonio.
Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Full Service Auto Parts Training Center
4726 Dodge Street
San Antonio, TX
Full Service Auto Parts housed the engine inventory for ACDelco and will provide manpower to load the engines onto the schools’ trucks or trailers. The Texas Independent Automotive Association representing prospective employers of these future technicians provided ACDelco the link to Texas High School and Community College Instructors. They will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships at 2:00.
This is the first-of-its-kind initiative for ACDelco in the country and if successful the program will be expanded nationwide. ACDelco recognizes the technician shortage across the U.S. and this is one of many efforts, including specialized training programs, designed to steer potential students into automotive aftermarket careers.
“This donation has given all of us a renewed purpose for what we do and realize that when we all work together we can accomplish many things” Danny Spencer, Central High School Automotive Instructor, San Angelo, TX and President-Elect of the Texas Industrial Vocational Association.