General Motors donates two vehicles to Illinois Central College’s training program

General Motors recently donated a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and a 2013 Buick Verano to the GM-Automotive Service Educational Program (GM-ASEP) at Illinois Central College. The vehicle will be added to the GM-ASEP lab on the ICC East Peoria Campus, where students acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare for careers as GM automotive technicians. GM donated a 2011 Chevy Cruze to the program last year.

Students from ICC’s GM-ASEP program take a first look at the new vehicles donated by General Motors Corp. recently. Pictured are (left to right): Gary Lawrence, Peoria; Brodie Wileman, Washington; Brandon Fleming, Bartonville; Randi Smith, Dunlap; Nolan Moore, Washington; and Travis McGinnis, Mackinaw.
Students from ICC’s GM-ASEP program take a first look at the new vehicles donated by General Motors Corp. recently. Pictured are (left to right): Gary Lawrence, Peoria; Brodie Wileman, Washington; Brandon Fleming, Bartonville; Randi Smith, Dunlap; Nolan Moore, Washington; and Travis McGinnis, Mackinaw.

“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” says Todd Dawn, GM-ASEP and Automotive Youth Education System Program Manager. “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.”

“I am proud of the working relationship we have built with our GM dealerships,” says David Morgenstern, associate professor at ICC. “The support from the dealers and from General Motors is essential to the success of our program at ICC.”ICC has trained 119 students through the program in the past 12 years. GM-ASEP is a partnership between ICC, GM dealers and AC Delco Professional Service Center shops that alternates eight weeks of classroom and lab study with eight weeks working in a dealership. The two-year program of study leads to an associate’s of applied science degree. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

For more information on GM-ASEP at ICC, contact David Morgenstern at [email protected], or phone (309) 694-5192.    

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