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Advance Auto Parts and its Foundation Aim to Increase Diversity Among Automotive Technicians with $250,000 Commitment to Wake Tech Community College

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advance Auto Parts Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts supplier, today announced a $200,000 commitment and partnership with Wake Technical Community College for a first-of-its-kind recruitment initiative aimed at increasing student diversity in the school’s automotive systems technology and collision repair programs. Additionally, the retailer, which operates as Advance Auto Parts, has committed $50,000 in funding to outfit the school’s tool rooms to support student learning.

In partnership with organizations such as Communities In Schools, Juntos (NC State) and North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals, funding

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New Facility for Automotive Tech at Calhoun Community College

(TNS) — Andrew Carlton was a student at Samford University for a year, majoring in marketing, but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, he returned home to Huntsville and made a drastic change in his plans.

Carlton enrolled in Calhoun Community College’s automotive technology program, which offers a two-year associate’s degree for college students and a dual-enrollment program for high school students, giving them entry-level skills for the automotive service and repair industry.

The 20-year-old Carlton was among the first cohort of students that started getting hands-on training in August at Calhoun’s new 23,400-square-foot Automotive Technology Building on the south end

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‘Look, no hands:’ Sinclair College program shows off latest in automotive technology

Next summer, Sinclair’s program will expand to educate instructors on how to operate popular electric car models such as the Chevy Volt and the Tesla Model 3 to help bring them up to speed on the new technology.

“Between automation and electrification, that’s going to be the wave of the future for the automotive industry,” Morgan said. “There’s currently a skills gap that exists between current technicians and graduating technicians that we need to make sure we address for the automotive industry in Ohio.”

It’s important that all new technicians and instructors receive as up-to-date an education as possible regarding

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