NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Bridgestone Americas, and its subsidiary Firestone Complete Auto Care, were honored earlier this week for their support of Maplewood High’s automotive training center.
The award was given on Monday at Metro Nashville Public Schools’ annual Academies of Nashville awards.
Last August, Maplewood High School, along with Firestone Complete Auto Care renovated the school’s automotive training center.
The facility allows students to gain hands-on experience and knowledge of how an automotive facility operates.
Bridgestone Americas helps support the program through volunteer hours including classroom presentations and on-site training.
Students in the program graduate as licenses technicians by gaining the necessary two years of experience.
They’re also eligible to earn college credits at Nashville State Community College or Volunteer State Community College.
“Maplewood High School’s Automotive Training Center is another example of how Maplewood continues to generate positive effects on Nashville and its educational system,” said Gary Garfield, CEO & President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
He continued, “As a leader in innovation, this training center reflects our commitment to educating the next generation of automotive and retail professionals, using the latest technology, operational procedures and business practices offered in our Firestone Complete Auto Care tire and automotive service centers.”
Academies are located in 13 MNPS schools.