GM donates Chevy Malibu to SCC-Milford program

  • GM ASEP Vehicle
    Left side, front to back: Mark Christensen, ASEP instructor; Jordan Gass, student from Omaha (sponsored by Wagner Chevrolet in McCook); and Jake Jones, student from Kearney (sponsored by Killion Motors in Kearney). Right side, front to back: Frank Nutsch, student from Linn, Kan. (sponsored by Melton Motor Co. of Belleville, Kan.); Logan Bardsley, student from Bellwood (sponsored by Ernst Auto Center in Columbus); and Ryan Baker, student from Sioux City, Iowa (sponsored by Knoepfler Chevrolet in Sioux City).

General Motors Corp. donated a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu to Southeast Community College’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program during the 2013 Fall Quarter. 

The new addition to its training facility will be used in classes to help train skilled technicians.

“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Todd Dawn, GM ASEP and Automotive Youth Educational Systems program manager. “Our commitment to our customers goes well beyond building a quality product. Our dedication to excellence starts at the training level by partnering with schools in communities around the globe to share our collective passion for the automotive industry and educate, inspire and motivate the technicians of tomorrow.”

Rick Morphew, chair of SCC’s program, said the partnership between the College and GM is successful.

“The alliance between General Motors and the ASEP program of Southeast Community College works well for both organizations,” he said. “The fact that General Motors is generous enough to donate vehicles for our ASEP students to practice on is a tremendous advantage. Our ASEP students will be better trained to repair GM cars in the GM dealerships when they graduate and start their career.”

SCC’s GM ASEP program is located on the Milford Campus. Persons wanting more information about the program can contact Morphew at 402-761-8317 or rmorphew@southeast.edu.

Since 1979, GM’s continued commitment to identify and support the GM ASEP colleges and universities has produced more than 16,000 service technicians. GM ASEP incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation of math, reading and electronics, and both analytical and technical skills. Students can earn an associate degree while working and learning on the job, resulting in a solid education combined with invaluable work experience.

More information can be found at www.gmasep.org.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu