...the operation and repair of the eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas in the National Technicians Certification Master Technician Program.
“Carroll Shelby strongly believed that learning to repair and restore vehicles was a clear road to a better life for young people,” said John McCullough, vice president for institutional advancement at Northeast Texas Community College. “That is why he was such a strong supporter of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program through the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
"I am confident that he would be pleased that others are now joining our efforts to help kids win the race for life," McCullough said. "The scholarship will be very helpful to a student and the internship, especially with the opportunity to network with others in the industry, will be extremely valuable. We appreciate Seth Burgett and the Gateway Bronco team for including us in their program.”
The announcement was made at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
The Automotive Restoration Technology Program at McPherson College was established in 1976 through a gift of collectible cars from Gaines H. “Smokey” Billue. In 1997, Jay Leno established two scholarships that provide financial assistance to students interested in studying classic auto restoration. Today, it stands alone as the only school to provide a bachelor’s degree in restoration technology.
“Our bachelor’s degree in restoration technology is the only one of its kind in the nation,” said Amanda Gutierrez, vice president for automotive restoration at McPherson College. “One of the core aspects is that our students have the opportunity to work with an amazing group of classic cars ranging from vintage Mercedes to Mustangs.
"Hands-on internships are especially important at McPherson and the Gateway Bronco program opens an entirely new avenue for our students to innovate, learn and refine their skills while earning college credit.”
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