Arkansas State University - Newport announced Wednesday that the college was recently awarded a grant from the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission for use in the institution’s Automotive Service Technology program.
The grant, in the amount of $11,000, will be used to train ASUN students enrolled in the Automotive Service Technology program on light duty diesel technology.
“We are very appreciative of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission for this funding,” said Michael Nowlin, Assistant to the Dean & Instructor of Automotive Service Technology. “We offer one of the best and most comprehensive Automotive Service Technology training programs in the state, and the ability to train our students on light duty diesel technology will not only enhance our program, but will make our students more attractive to employers as they enter the job market following employment.”
Arkansas State University - Newport was one of 12 institutions statewide to receive funds from the grant. In addition to ASUN, the Commission also awarded funding to: Springdale School of Innovation, Black River Technical College, Cabot High School, Dumas New Tech High School, Pulaski Technical College Saline County Career Center, River Valley Career Academy, Southern Arkansas University Tech, University Community College at Morrilton, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Waldron High School and Northwest Technical Institute.