WGTC foundation receives car from state farm

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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.



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