Ford Surprises CTE with Car, Check, Partnership

Astro Ford Surprises CTE with Car, Check, Partnership

(HARRISON COUNTY) September 2, 2022 – The Ford Motor Company and Astro Ford in D’Iberville delivered some amazing surprises to the Harrison County Career & Technical Center today! The gifts included a car, heavy-duty equipment, and a large check.

During a special presentation, Astro Ford representatives announced a unique partnership with the CTE. Through the ASSET program, the company will hire at least two HCSD students in the Auto Service Technology Program. The students will get to train and work alongside certified technicians at Astro Ford while earning $15.00 an hour.

If the students decide to pursue an associate degree in the automotive industry, they can attend Delgado Community College in Louisiana and Astro Ford will assist them with tuition, room, and certain expenses if they maintain a B or better grade.

The highlight of the presentation came when Astro Ford announced it will donate a Hybrid Escape to the CTC so students can use the vehicle for training. The company also donated two transmissions and a $5,000 check to support the CTE program in HCSD. The students also played a fun trivia game, and the winners each received $100 cash.

Ford hopes this program will help rev up the students’ interest in pursuing careers in the automobile industry. HCSD is incredibly grateful to have Astro Ford of Mississippi as one of our sponsors! Thank you for the donations, support, and opportunities for our students to be successful.

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