Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association selects Vermont Tech for $1,500 grant
The Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association (VADA) has selected Vermont Tech to receive a $1,500 Ambassador Scholarship. Established by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the Ambassadors Program provides financial support to educational institutions in the public or private sector and emergency medical organizations. The Ambassadors Program has distributed more than $1 million in scholarships since its founding in 1993.
“This grant has been a great blessing and a very pleasant surprise for our program,” said Professor Robert Palmer, who serves as Program Director for Automotive Technology at Vermont Tech. “We have just made a major facility change to a much larger space. This support of our student-centered program comes at a perfect moment.”
The Automotive Technology at Vermont Tech provides students with extensive knowledge of basic mechanical systems as well as more sophisticated mechanical, electrical, and computer systems used in modern automobiles. Students acquire the knowledge and technical skills required by employers such as automotive manufacturers, dealerships, independent repair facilities, equipment manufacturers, and parts suppliers and distributors. On average, 98 percent of graduates find employment in the field or continue their education within six months of completing the program.
“VADA selected Vermont Tech for this year’s Ambassador grant because we are so impressed with the Automotive Technology program’s commitment to producing first-rate graduates who become part of the professional automotive community here in Vermont,” said Marilyn Miller, Executive Director of VADA.
About Vermont Technical College – Vermont Technical College is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington and at six nursing campuses located throughout the state. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledge workers need most by employers in the state and in the region. www.vtc.edu.