Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) received a 2013 Chevrolet Impala and a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 heavy duty truck from the Village of Lordstown. The vehicles were donated to the automotive services technology program to be used with the students as an educational tool.
The program provides students the opportunity to learn basic shop practices, safety, and tool identification and use. The donated vehicles will be used to provide hands-on learning experiences that focus on engine and brake repair, electrical systems, steering and suspension, and heating and air conditioning maintenance.
Students in the automotive services program learn to perform a wide range of repairs on shop vehicles like the donated Impala and Silverado or customer service vehicles. The program is ASE accredited and students have the opportunity to become ASE certified. All work is performed under the close supervision of program instructor, Mr. David Beachler, who is an ASE certified master technician with 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Mr Beachler has been teaching the program at TCTC for four years.
“We are really grateful to receive this generous donation by the Lordstown police and maintenance departments. It’s the relationships that we have within our community that enable wonderful learning opportunities in career and technical education,” said TCTC program supervisor Anina Karlovic. “Our transportation programs are always looking for vehicles that are driveable, but not worth selling as they are still great educational tools. These vehicles will serve our students for many years to come.”
For more information about the TCTC and its transportation programs, visit tctchome.com. For questions regarding the automotive services technology program and the vehicle donation process, contact TCTC program supervisor Anina Karlovic at 330-847-0503.