General Motors donates Chevrolet Spark, Cadillac XTS to SCC program

GM Donates Two Vehicles
Students in SCC's GM ASEP program pose with the newest donations from GM. Students and their sponsoring dealership are, from left, Eric Goertzen (Roe Buick, Grand Island, NE); Marshall Vandal (Eagle Chevrolet, Chadron NE); Caleb Thurston (Copple Chevrolet, Louisville NE); Carlos Degante (Classic Chevrolet, Cadillac, Council Bluffs, IA); Cody Newhouse (D&D Automotive & Diesel Inc., Omaha NE); Bret McClure (Tom Dinsdale Chevrolet, Grand Island NE); Alex Nickel (Friesen Chevrolet, Sutton, NE); Dietrich Eggers (Doug Meyer Chevrolet, Shenandoah, IA); and Chris Bandt (John Kohl Auto Center, York NE).

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at Southeast Community College recently received two new additions to its training facility, a 2014 Chevrolet Spark and a 2013 Cadillac XTS, from General Motors. The vehicles will be used in classes to help train skilled technicians. 

SCC’s GM-ASEP program is located on the Milford Campus.

“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 General Motors has been a positive one, particularly for students.

The alliance between General Motors and the ASEP program of Southeast Community College works well for both organizations,” Morphew 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.”

Since 1979, GM’s continued commitment to identify and support 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.

Persons interested in learning more about SCC’s program, which awards the Associate of Applied Science degree, are asked to contact Morphew at 402-761-8317.

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