Is there such as thing as too many awards? Too many accolades? Not according to the faculty and administrators of the Automotive Factory-Sponsored Training Program at Shoreline Community College.
The SCC Automotive Program is one of four programs across the country to be selected as a finalist for the “School of the Year Award” from Chicago Pneumatic, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-performance tools, hydraulic attachments, industrial and portable compressors and associated accessories and workshop equipment.
Shoreline, Ohio Technical, Piedmont Technical (in Greenwood, South Carolina), and Smoky Hill High School (in Aurora, Colorado) were chosen from more than 170 applicants nominating more than 80 colleges and high schools.
“We are honored to be selected as a regional finalist for this award,” said Don Schultz, Interim Director of the Professional Automotive Training Center at the college.
The four finalists will receive a share of a total prize package of Chicago Pneumatic tools worth $25,000. The winning school will receive an additional $10,000 of tools; the three finalists will receive tools worth $5,000.
Shoreline’s automotive program has earned national recognition many times over the years — the General Service Technician program received a Governor’s Award for Best Practices in Workforce Development last year and the Toyota T-TEN program has been named one of the top programs in the country a number of times. The program has also been highlighted by “The Seattle Times” as one of the top community college programs in the state.