McGovern Automotive Group Donates High-Tech Vehicles to Schools in MA, NH

The Northeast-based dealership group's donation provides students with hands-on experience using the latest industry-standard equipment.


McGovern Automotive Group (MAG) donated three advanced technology vehicles to local high schools' automotive technology programs, to provide students with hands-on experience using the latest industry-standard equipment, better preparing them for careers in automotive service.

McGovern Ford of Lowell donated a 2024 Ford Mustang to Greater Lowell Technical High School in Massachusetts and a 2023 Lincoln Aviator to Salem High School in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, McGovern Ford of Saugus donated a 2024 Ford Mustang to Salem High School in Massachusetts.

"McGovern Auto Group is committed to the recruitment and development of the next generation of automotive technicians, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel from day one on the job," said Matt McGovern, CEO of McGovern Auto Group. "Typically, schools receive older cars for training, limiting students to learning about outdated mechanics."

Modern cars feature advanced technologies that enhance safety, convenience and connectivity. These include ADAS such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Additionally, they feature infotainment systems with touchscreen displays and smartphone integration, along with connectivity options like WiFi hotspots and over-the-air updates. Safety is improved with 360-degree cameras and night vision assist, while enhanced user interfaces and proactive maintenance alerts also contribute to a more modern and reliable driving experience.

"Through our strong partnership with Ford Motor Company, we're able to provide new cars equipped with the latest engineering to ensure these students are well-versed in current industry standards and ready to meet the demands of today's automotive technology," added McGovern.

This initiative is part of McGovern Auto Group's broader effort to address the shortage of automotive technicians. According to MarketWatch, the number of graduates completing postsecondary programs in the automotive sector has dropped by 20% since 2020. To meet the increasing demand, 100,000 new technicians are needed annually through 2026.

"We plan to hire over 100 technicians per year, so by this donation, we hope that the best and brightest will consider a lifelong career with MAG," McGovern said.

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