Two automobiles donated by members of the community will allow Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s Automotive Technology Department to expand its scope of instruction and offer students more repair experience.
Troy Avery of Carson City donated a 2000 Buick LeSabre, and Harold George and Roxene Dawn Giomi of Zephyr Cove have contributed a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.
â€œThis is absolutely wonderful,â€ said Jason Spohr, lead instructor in the Automotive Technology Department. â€œThey work with what weâ€™re doing.â€
Spohr said he is excited that students have an opportunity to expand their knowledge with two different car models. The Buick needs a new transmission, so students will gain experience overhauling it, he said. The Hyundai requires major engine work.
â€œStudents will get the experience of pulling the engine and putting in a new one,â€ Spohr said.
In addition to the automobiles, WNC has received 90 cases of plastic bags from Joseph Ouellette. They are valued at $35 per case.