TROY, Mich. — Troy High School has revamped its Auto Technology Lab with a $200,000 investment aimed at enhancing hands-on education.
The school hosted a ribbon-cutting event Nov. 13 for the renovated lab, which will support programs allowing students to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and mechanic credentials, according to a news release from the school.
The project was funded with a half-and-half combination of public and private investment, said Patrice Rowbal, communications specialist for the school district. David Easterbrook, president of Troy-based AME Vertical and founder of nonprofit Ashley's Dream, led fundraising efforts.
The lab, which can accommodate four vehicles at once, was redesigned by AME, a Troy-based industrial design house.
Quebec-based Rousseau Metal provided cabinetry materials at cost and Rochester Hills-based iM Branded completed signs and graphics work.
Troy-based Suburban Collection donated 30 new lab coats and $5,000 for tools and equipment.
Ashley's Dream, which Easterbrook started after his daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident in 1997, is providing scholarship funds.