Jefferson College Automotive Technology Shop Renovation Ribbon Cutting Set for August 18
Start your engines…to celebrate the completion of a $170,000 renovation project designed to improve student learning in the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, August 18, at 9 a.m. in the Automotive Shop located in the Career and Technical Education Building on the Hillsboro campus.
Following the ceremony, attendees can tour the new shop area, visit with program faculty, and enjoy light refreshments.
The event is open to everyone. Reservations are not required.
Approved in connection with the College’s annual Strategic Planning Capital Project process, the renovation provides better utilization of shop instructional space and emulates a modern automotive environment. Improvements include double the amount of lifted working spaces for increased hands-on learning, updated workbenches and cabinetry, installation of energy-efficient high-powered LED lighting, increased storage capacity, refinished floors, and painted walls.
“We want to be the leading choice for anyone in our region who has the desire to train for a successful career as an automotive technician,” said Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey. “The College is at the epicenter of educating tomorrow's workforce. With the auto industry thriving, our program and renovated facilities give students hands-on experience in one of the most state-of-the-art learning centers in the region.”
The Automotive Technology program recently received full reaccreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) through 2022 by undergoing a rigorous evaluation using nationally accepted standards of excellence in instruction, facilities, and equipment.
The Jefferson College Automotive Technology program is a popular training option, allowing students to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Career and Technical certificate. Graduates are employed at some of the most respected and well-known repair facilities throughout the region.