The local high school here in my hometown of Evanston, Illinois, is not only supporting, but improving upon its program for students that prepares them for a career in (drum roll, please, for this trade that keeps us Realtors on the roads and byways as we serve our clients!) Automotive Technology.
According to a recent story in the "Evanston RoundTable" newspaper, a high school alum and his family have gifted the Auto Tech program $100,000 to improve the offering, a move that resulted in the high school's being accredited as an Automotive Service Excellence school (ASE) through the NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation).
Students at the high school can focus on either electronics/electricity or suspension and steering. They benefit from the school's partnerships with local businesses and community colleges.
Proud of my local high school for offering students a viable career path that might be a wonderful choice for them.