AST Students Awarded Scholarships
Two YVC Automotive Service Technology students were recently awarded scholarships from the Sun Country Mustang Club (SCMC). Students Adrian Alvarez and Andrew Irhig were both presented with a $750 scholarship. The awards will support them during their coursework while they pursue an associate of applied science degree from YVC. These funds help cover the costs of tools necessary for the program, and for success starting out in the automotive service industry.
“The SCMC has embraced our students and AST Program since the first point of contact,” stated AST Instructor Murray Ruggles. “They are eager and willing to support our community. They saw the need and acted upon it generously. This scholarship goes further than most realize. Vendors offer discounts to students in the program, so this money can be stretched to go further. Tools are a major investment for any technician and to get a head start is significant to students who are making a sacrifice at this moment to better themselves and community tomorrow. My hope is that our students get the same sense of community and not only pick up this ‘torch’ but strive to continue in passing it on.”
YVC’s AST program prepares students for employment in the dynamic high-tech automotive repair industry. Technological advances in today’s automobiles require a highly skilled automotive repair technician.