General Motors Invests in DCTC

GM ASEP donated 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

GM ASEP receives donated 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

GM ASEP donated 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, donated a vehicle to Dakota County Technical College for use in the GM Automotive Service Educational Program, or GM ASEP. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado will be used to train aspiring technicians enrolled in the program.

“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick Jackson, manager for GM ASEP. “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.”

“DCTC plays an important role in helping the auto industry fill a critical need: developing and retaining skilled automotive technicians,” said Mark Hickman, a GM ASEP instructor at the college. “This generous donation from GM enables us to deliver the highest quality education to our students.”

“Automotive technicians are in high demand in today’s marketplace,” said Diana Sancya, manager for GM Service Technical College. “Through the GM donation program, we have a significant opportunity to ensure that GM dealers can employ the best trained technicians possible.”

“The availability of qualified, trained automotive technicians is and will continue to be a critical area of importance for GM,” said Chris Wallace, technical training integration manager at GM. “Vehicle donations to support technician training programs are pivotal to address the growing need for technicians at our dealerships across the country.”



Since 1979, GM’s continued commitment to identify and support the GM ASEP colleges and universities has produced more than 16,000 service technicians. GM ASEP incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation of math, reading, and electronics, and both analytical and technical skills. Students can earn an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree while working and learning on the job, resulting in a solid education combined with invaluable work experience.

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