Volkswagen Donates Vehicles for Training
September 3, 2009
The Volkswagen Group (VW) of America recently delivered the first of 14 training vehicles to NOVA’s dual enrolled automotive program at C.S. Monroe Technology Center. Monroe hosts the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical Academy. The Academy’s partnership with NOVA provides students with an early college experience and the opportunity to earn college credit.
Monroe’s NOVA students will work on the 2009 VW Jetta TDI and 2008 Audi A4 in automotive laboratory exercises. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, Manassas Campus and the Governor’s Career and Technical Academy in Arlington will receive similar vehicles in the coming weeks.
“The vehicles are part of a plan to improve community college automotive training throughout Virginia,” according to NOVA’s Special Assistant for Career and Technical Education Milan Hayward. Seven NOVA affiliated training sites and hundreds of students are expected to benefit from the donation which VW values at over $330,000.
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