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Eight VGCC Automotive Students Earn Certification

Six Vance-Granville Community College students in the day Automotive Systems Technology program and two in the evening program recently earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

In 2006, Vance-Granville’s automotive program was recertified by NATEF and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), indicating that the program continues to meet high national standards. Students who complete VGCC’s automotive program are assured that their training is current, complete and applicable to the automotive industry.

 The latest students who have gained NATEF certification in the day-time program are Christopher Small and Mandell Terry, both of Henderson; Antonio Brandon, Chase Jones and Barry Wilkerson, all of Oxford; and Antoine Griffin of Warrenton. Evening students who earned NATEF certification are Dennis Morgan of Stem and Marcell Brandon of Raleigh.

 Upon completion of the one-year VGCC program, students are prepared to take the ASE exam and are ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive industry. Fred Brewer, VGCC’s Automotive Systems Technology program head and instructor, said the newly certified students are prepared to enter the workplace and should become excellent automotive technicians.

 The college’s spring semester begins Jan. 8. Anyone interested in the Automotive program at VGCC should contact Fred Brewer at (252) 492-2061, ext. 3204.