Mercedes wants to drive students toward automotive tech careers

Sophomore automotive technologies students at Winston Career Academy stand with Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley (right, front) and Mercedes-Benz representative Steve Colburn (right, back) in front of the newly donated Mercedes SUV.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston Career Academy recently received a luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz to be used as a learning tool for automotive students.

The SUV, a black GLE, was delivered on Dec. 10 by Mercedes representative Steve Colburn, who also addressed a group of sophomore automotive students from Addison, Lynn and Meek high schools. He encouraged them to enter Mercedes’ community college work-study program. In the Mercedes Tech work-study program, students work at the Mercedes plant in Vance while attending classes at one of four community colleges. Mercedes pays an increasing amount of students' tuition and fees each semester, starting at 65 percent.

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