News Release

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College’s Automotive Technician program recently received a donation of 18 new transmissions valued at $90,000 from Nissan Motors Corporation.

The donated systems will be used in Automatic Transmissions courses for the next five to seven years, giving students hands-on experience with current automotive technology.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to use these transmissions in our technical training classes,” said Bob Marconi, head of WWTC’s Automotive Technician program. “Because of support from automobile manufacturers like Nissan, we are recognized as having a program that continues to meet the high standards set by National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements.”

Once the transmissions have outlived their training value for the college, they will be re-donated to area high schools.

For information on the Automotive Technician program or additional WWTC programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at