Oct. 20, 2022 - Lou Fusz Ford visited the Automotive Technology program at North Tech High School in October and brought along some generous gifts - an engine, engine stand, and 2011 Honda Civic. The official announcement was made in September when representatives met with students to talk about the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) Training program.
“I really want to thank Lou Fusz Ford for supporting the North Tech automotive program,” said Craig Poe, Automotive Technology instructor. “They provide opportunities for our students with their donations, as well as opportunities for continuing education and employment after graduation.”
Students will use the donated items to become familiar with engine construction and operation. They’ll learn how to disassemble, measure tolerances, and reassemble engines.
“The automotive program at North Tech really lays a great foundation for all the basic knowledge and skills that are needed in the industry,” said Lou Fusz Service Manager Brian Noles. “It also gives the students a chance to decide if this is the career they would like to pursue or not.”
Lou Fusz began partnering with North Tech several years ago to recruit technicians and sponsor high school graduates to be a part of their programs. North Tech alumni Joshua Ross worked with the company as a full-time porter during the summer and now Lou Fusz is sponsoring him in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. Joshuna will rotate between Ranken and the dealership every eight weeks for the next eight months. By the end of the program, he'll be a full-fledged technician.