Vehicle donation helps motive power programs

Buick donation

The fleet of vehicles used for hands-on training in NC’s motive power programs has grown thanks to a donation from Alice Cassidy of Fonthill.
No longer having a need for her 2003 Buick Century, Mrs. Cassidy decided to donate the car, valued at more than $6,000, to Niagara College.

“Donated vehicles are a key part of the hands-on learning that takes place in our labs,” said Wayne Toth, coordinator of Niagara College’s motive power programs. “We’re very grateful to Mrs. Cassidy for providing what promises to be an important learning tool for years to come.”

Toth said the car is in excellent shape and is expected to serve as a hands-on learning tool for many years. The vehicle will be initially used for fuel and electrical diagnosis and then brakes and suspension.

“We thought our best option was to donate the car to Niagara College, where we know it will be put to good use helping students for years to come,” said Mrs. Cassidy.

Pictured above: Motive power student Nick Omiecinski stands with donor Alice Cassidy. Photo by Shane Leonard

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