Two high schools will be doing some serious upgrading.
Bev Facey Community High and Salisbury Composite High both received $10,000 to purchase new equipment for auto technician students from the Edmonton Motor Dealer Association (EMDA).
The auto programs both plan to expand their wheel-alignment systems, which will enhance training and help familiarize students with emerging trends in the trade, before even leaving school.
“The money from EMDA allows us to upgrade our equipment, enhance learning and better position students for a successful career post-graduation,” said auto technician teacher at Salisbury Composite High Kevin Husky.
In addition to hands-on learning, the new equipment will allow students to work on higher-quality equipment, in a faster time frame and with industry-standard training.
“Partnering with organizations such as EMDA allows us to expand the educational opportunities for our students,” said Bev Facey auto technician program instructor Frank Strohschein. “As a result, they are able to take advantage of opportunities that allow them to go beyond the basics and gain a deeper understanding of potential career paths.”
The auto technician program at Bev Facey Community High and Salisbury Composite High trains between 400 and 500 students each year.