13 Oct Advance Auto Parts is Committed to Helping Eager Students Learn Basic Automotive Repairs
Burton Center for Arts & Technology Automotive Program
- Salem, VA
- Website: https://www.rcps.us/Page/2065
- Lives Impacted: 30+
The Automotive Technology program at the Burton Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) school strives to educate students to become responsible, skilled 21st-century citizens by using authentic learning experiences and innovative instruction in a multidisciplinary environment.
The Auto Technology program at BCAT provides students with vehicles and quality parts to ensure that their learning how to maintain and repair vehicles properly. The program received antifreeze, oils, waxes, washer fluids, greases, and additives for their students from Advance Auto Parts and their partnership with Good360. With these donations, students can perform automotive repairs with quality products, specifically from a donor whose products are an industry standard.
“You get to learn the basics of the automotive industry and how the engines work [in the Automotive Program at BCAT]. You get to tear down cars and actually fix things,” said Carter Lawrence, Automotive Service Technician Student at BCAT. “This program is beneficial in teaching you real-life skills, and you get to work with your classmates on several different cars. That helps teach you basic knowledge of the industry.”
Because new certified mechanics are always in demand, these products will help students enter a thriving workforce with prior experience with mechanical maintenance such as oil changes and replacing fluids and air filters. These donated items also help mitigate costs for the program, meaning that instructors can spend less time worrying about bringing in more products and more time teaching future mechanics everything they need to know about the booming automotive industry.