General Motors announced it donated 90 new engines to 51 GM Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) schools across the country. The effort is part of its continued support of aspiring GM-certified automotive technicians, GM says.
The 3.6L V-6 engines were built at the St. Catharines Propulsion plant in Ontario, Canada, and power the 2018-2020 MY Chevrolet Colorado and Trailblazer. These engine donations are part of ongoing efforts to provide GM ASEP schools with the resources they need to give students real-world training on the latest GM technologies, bridging their experience from the classroom to the dealership service lane, GM adds.
“Today’s technicians are working on highly technical vehicles and their skills continue to evolve as the industry transforms,” said John Roth, GM global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales. “We are invested in our GM ASEP schools and annually donate an average of more than 250 newer model vehicles, along with engines, components and tools. When these students have the opportunity to work on our latest technologies in real-time, it can give them a competitive advantage in the workplace andultimately make our GM dealership experience stronger for our customers.”
Demand for certified, skilled auto technicians is high and the need continues to grow. The 51 GM ASEP schools across the United States deliver advanced automotive service hands-on training, academic coursework and real-world internship experiences to help students prepare for a career as an automotive technician, GM says.