General Motors donates vehicles to Macomb Community College program
– Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00AM
During 2013, Macomb Community College’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) received several car donations from General Motors Co.: a 2013 Cadillac CTS-V sedan and three Chevrolets – a 2012 Sonic, a 2013 Suburban and a 2013 Camaro.
GM ASEP is an associate degree program that combines classroom lecture and laboratory sessions with work experience at a General Motors dealership. The labs provide students with the opportunity to directly work on up-to-date General Motors products.
“This program is a successful example of cooperation Macomb Community College fosters with employers,” said Jennifer Seger, Macomb’s associate dean, applied technology, automotive and technical education. “Partnerships like the one we have with General Motors provide enormous benefits for the employer and the students.”
“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Todd Dawn, manager of the GM ASEP and Automotive Youth Educational Systems programs. “Our commitment to our customers goes well beyond building a quality product. Our dedication to excellence starts at the training level by partnering with schools in communities around the globe to share our collective passion for the automotive industry and educate, inspire and motivate the technicians of tomorrow.”
Students participating in Macomb’s GM ASEP program must be sponsored by affiliated General Motors dealerships. The main responsibility of the dealership is to provide employment for the student during all of the work experience periods. Although it is not a requirement of the program, the student also may work part time at the dealership while attending classes.
About GM ASEP
Since 1979, GM’s continued commitment to identify and support the GM ASEP, colleges and universities has produced over 16,000 service technicians. GM ASEP incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation of math, reading and electronics, and both analytical and technical skills. Students can earn an associate degree while working and learning on the job, resulting in a solid education combined with invaluable work experience. More information can be found at www.gmasep.org.
About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.
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