Ray Varner, in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, has secured a donation of a 2013 Ford Focus SE, which was delivered to the Anderson County Career and Technical School last Thursday. The vehicle will be used by all the students in Anderson County studying auto-mechanics and automotive repair to aid in their training and give them a newer, hands-on car to work with.
This donation comes on top of the work Ray Varner and Ford Motor Company already do with the Career and Technical Center. Currently, both companies have worked together to provide opportunities for up and coming auto technicians to take entry-level certification courses online so they can work toward getting certified before they even graduate and, hopefully, move on to work in a Ford dealership.
Anderson County is the only High School in East Tennessee that has earned this kind of donation from Ford Company.
“We’re just all proud to be a community partner,” said Ray Varner. “We’re a big part of this community and we want to give back any way we can. Stuff like this not only helps the kids and gives them more hands-on experience, but it helps us too. These guys very well might end up working here one day, and we want them to be the best technicians they can be.”
Ford Motor Company also sent representatives to the donation ceremony.