News Release

Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Western Technical College’s Automotive Technician students will get the opportunity to work under the hood of a new 2005 Dodge Magnum SXT, thanks to the recent donation from DaimlerChrysler.

The donated vehicle, valued at $27,500, will be used in second-year automotive courses, giving students hands-on experience with current automotive technology.

“Training on late model vehicles will help prepare our students with better mechanical and diagnostic skills to use on the job site after graduation,” said Doug Thesing, program head for Western’s Automotive Technician program. “Because of support from automobile manufacturers like DaimlerChrysler, Western is recognized as having a program that continues to meet the high standards set by National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements.”

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