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Grant enables MHS students to work on contemporary cars

The Mathews Community Foundation has awarded a grant to the Mathews High School Vocational Training Automotive Department to purchase diagnostic tools which will enable students to work on contemporary cars. 

The approximately $3,400 grant will cover the cost of an Ultra Diagnostic Scan Tool and its software; a Blue Fuel 30-degree swivel rechargeable light, an air hammer, an air hammer chisel set, a 3½ ton floor jack, and five student tests for certification, MCF board member Anne Leddy said.

MCF said students need to take a total of 240 hours of training in their junior and senior years under the instruction of a certified automotive teacher to qualify for certification. MHS instructor David Lowe works with the students. Once students are certified, they can get a job anywhere in the U.S with the ASE certification which stands for Automotive Service Excellence, a release said.

The Mathews Community Foundation also recently gave a grant for the MHS students who are getti...

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