February 26, 2013

Herb Gordon Subaru Donates Vehicle to Student Automotive Educational Program

Michael Schildt, Sr. of Herb Gordon Subaru in Silver Spring, Maryland generously donated a 1994 Toyota Camry to the Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF) to use as a trainer in automotive education. The gift was accepted by the foundation's executive vice president, Steve Boden, who praised Herb Gordon Subaru for their community involvement and can be seen on Herb Gordon Subaru's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HerbGordonSubaru.

The ATF is a non-profit foundation established cooperatively by Montgomery County Public Schools and the business community in Montgomery County to promote and advance the interests of automotive education through the establishment of a student-run licensed used car dealership. This unique method of training high school students for skilled positions in the automotive field offers hands-on instruction to students interested in an automotive career.

The vehicles donated to the ATF are used by Montgomery County Public School instructors and students within the automotive classrooms and labs to provide valuable on-the-job training that will prepare students for higher educational opportunities or direct entry into the automotive job market.

The ATF is inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like Herb Gordon Subaru. Their extremely kind contribution will help us to continue to provide beneficial training for our students.