GM Donates 90 Engines To Automotive Training Schools3
GM has donated 90 new engines to support aspiring GM-certified auto techs. The engines will go to the 51 GM Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) schools located around the U.S.
The powerplants in question are units of GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine, which was equipped by the Chevy Colorado pickup truck. The engines will be used to provide students with real-world training and help bridge the gap between the classroom and a job at a GM dealership service center. GM states that donating modern technology like the LGZ engine provides the schools with a competitive advantage and helps to attract new students, while also strengthening the relationship with dealers as students graduate to become GM service technicians.
“Today’s technicians are working on highly technical vehicles and their skills continue to evolve as the industry transforms,” said GM global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales, John Roth.
“We are invested in our GM ASEP schools and annually donate an average of more than 250 newer model vehicles, along with engines, components and tools,” Roth adds. “When these students have the opportunity to work on our latest technologies in real-time, it can give them a competitive advantage in the workplace and ultimately make our GM dealership experience stronger for our customers.”
Earlier in May, GM Mexico donated 17 engines and six continuously variable automatic transmissions to the National College of Technical Professional Education in the Mexican state of Coahuila to support students. Meanwhile, this past April, GM Canada donated 12 automatic transmissions to the automotive department at Niagara College.
In addition to donations to support the current student population, GM also launched the “Bring Us Your Talent” marketing campaign last year to draw in additional students by highlighting the growing need for skilled auto technicians. The campaign outlines the high-tech nature of modern auto service, as well as the potential to incur less student debt and to make upwards of $100,000 annually.
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ok …that makes no sense, unless this whole EV push is a lie…..if GM is going to go to Electric vehicles over the next few years….WHY are you training people on how to fix the engines you are doing away with????? maybe the smarter mover would be to train people on how to replace the batteries
Yeah, ‘cuz ICE cars will stop breaking once BEVs are mainstream….
Well look at it this way, if the number of new gas station being built in my area is any indication of the future those students will have work so no need to worry.