Don Ringler Automotive Group continued to strengthen its partnership with the Temple Independent School District on Monday, when the Temple-based business donated $17,000 to Temple High’s CTE automotive technology program — funding that the Texas Workforce Commission nearly matched with a $16,500 grant.
“The grant is part of the Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) initiative to help purchase equipment that addresses the training needs of Automotive Technology and prepare students to receive Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry certification,” according to Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
This combined funding will allow the automotive technology program to purchase updated tooling that meets industry standards, including two 72-inch 22-drawer Triple-Bank Master Series Roll Cab tool kit assemblies.
Charley Ayres, Workforce’s director of industry and education partnerships, noted how these contributions will prepare students with a passion for an ever-growing industry.
“Over the past 10 years, the automotive repair and maintenance industry has grown by