General Motors Invests in GCC Auto Program

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
 

One of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, General Motors, donated a new, 2014 Cadillac ATS to the GCC automotive program for the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)

GCC’s automotive students are honing their craft using the latest technology thanks to a generous partnership with General Motors. “We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick Jackson, manager for GM ASEP. “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.”

The Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) was designed by General Motors and Gateway Community College. This unique, cooperative program trains students for a challenging career in a General Motors and AC Delco sponsored automotive repair facilities. Through a special arrangement, students attend classes and labs at the North Haven Campus and then work full-time at a sponsoring GM or AC Delco garage. Students in the ASEP program receive state-of-the-art instruction on General Motors’ products. Vehicles, parts, engines, tools, training manuals, and materials are provided by General Motors Corporation.

Gateway plays an important role in helping the auto industry fill a critical need: developing and retaining skilled automotive technicians,” said Dan Fuller, GMASEP Program Coordinator “This generous donation from GM enables us to deliver the highest quality education to our students.”

Students who are interested in the Automotive major at Gateway can contact Dan Fuller, program coordinator, at
(203) 285-2370, or dfuller@gatewayct.edu.

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’s 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.