WGTC foundation receives car from state farm

alt

At the presentation of the car to West Georgia Technical College Foundation are, from left, Tim Adkins, salvage monitor for State Farm; Kevin Cain, WGTC director of Institutional Advancement; Amy Brown, State Farm agent; Pat Hannon, WGTC interim president; Doug Robertson, Automotive Technology instructor; Linda Sullivan, WGTC dean of School of Trade & Technology. 


Through the efforts of Villa Rica State Farm Agent Amy Brown, the West Georgia Technical College Foundation received a 2002 Mazda Protégé for the Carroll Campus Automotive Technology program Feb. 25.

The vehicle will be used by Automotive Technology students to learn the necessary skills to prepare for an automotive service and repair career.

“We are thankful for State Farm’s support of our Automotive Technology program,” said West Georgia Technical College Interim President Pat Hannon. “The support from our community is essential to not only the College, but also for our student’s future.”

The vehicle was previously insured by State Farm and was stolen and recovered. There was no damage to the exterior of the car and the interior and engine are still in working condition for students to train on. The car will be used as a training tool for diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair procedures.

“The car will be used as live, hands on, training tool for our automotive students,” said Automotive Technology instructor, Doug Robertson. “This is the best form of training for the automotive students to use in our lab sessions.”

“We are pleased to assist the students of the automotive program at West Georgia Technical College with a relevant vehicle for training,” said Brown. “WGTC is a wonderful asset to our community and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide applicable practice as their students prepare for the local workforce.”

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties, class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, and a virtual learning campus, offers over 115 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third largest of the state’s 25 technical colleges.



More Business

Business People

Powers named Contractor of the Year Elaine Powers of Powers Heating & Air of Peachtree City was recently named 2015 Contractor of the Y ... Read More


No man is an island

“No man is an Island” wrote John Donne and yet too many firms – in particular those of an engineering persuasion and equa ... Read More


Attorney reflects on life of law in downtown Newnan

In life, we often look for those little telltale signs that pop up every so often. For Doug Dreyer, his popped up along the way to a job int ... Read More


Smallman

Set your prices based on your customers perception of value

Your customers are unlikely to know neither your products cost base nor your profitability. Thus you should not restrict your mark up&rsquo ... Read More


Business Briefs

Harbor Freight Tools opens Harbor Freight has opened in Newnan, at 1485 Hwy. 34 East, in the White Oak Shopping Center. The retailer offers ... Read More

Church hosting ‘Kmart Day’ for employees

Losing a job is rarely easy and for those who have spent decades at one company, the change can be even scarier. The Reverend K.G. Bailey i ... Read More