Duncanville High School Automotive Tech Program Receives $10,000 Grant

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Duncanville High School’s Automotive Technology Program was recently awarded a $10,000 “Real Tools for Schools” grant by Ingersoll Rand. The grant will allow instructors at DHS to purchase necessary curriculum, tools and machinery to keep the program competitive with the latest technology.

ingersollrand_corpsig_standard_redStudents enrolled in the automotive program at DHS can complete the Automotive Service Excellence Student Certification (ASE) and directly enter the workforce following graduation.  Automotive instructor Johnny Burkett said he plans to add curriculum to provide additional certifications for his students and to purchase tools currently being used in the automotive industry.

“It definitely gives them more of an advantage coming out of high school,” Burkett said. “It opens more doors for them.”

Ingersoll Rand is a global leader in the production of power tools and is the official power tool supplier to NASCAR. The company’s foundation has awarded a total of $120,000 to high school automotive programs nationwide after seeing the financial strain districts are under to maintain automotive technology programs.

“These students are the future of the automotive technology industry,” said Donny Simmons, president of Ingersoll Rand Power Tools. “Ingersoll Rand is proud to support technical education for students that prepares them for success and enhances job readiness,”