WATC Automotive Service program receives generous donation from Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund

WICHITA, Kansas —Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund donates $1000 to Wichita Area Technical College’s (WATC) Automotive Service Technology program for four years. Ken Powers, Area Manager of Bridgestone Retail Operations presented the award to Scott Lucas, Chief Instructional Officer of Career and Technical Education, WATC, at a ceremony Feb. 10, 2016.

The Bridgestone and Firestone donation is awarded to partnered colleges providing training to current and future Bridgestone and Firestone technicians. WATC plans to use the donation to purchase supplies for the Automotive Technology program.

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Bridgestone operates Bridgestone and Firestone tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care stores and Tires Plus stores.

WATC’s Auto Service Technology program allows students to gain skills and knowledge to accurately diagnose, repair and service various automobile vehicles. Students can earn a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Auto Service Technology, a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less or a certificate of completion. The Auto Service Technology program is offered at WATC’s Grove campus at 301 S. Grove in Wichita, Kansas.

WATC is a Kansas Board of Regents institution and the state’s leader in modern technical education, offering 100 programs of study in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, design and business. WATC serves as managing partner of the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) in Wichita. Additionally, NCAT is home to some operations of Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).