PHOTO SUBMITTED / Automotive technology students Paul Rejon (from left) of Brookhaven, Michael Butler of Bogue Chitto, Nicholas Devine and Wesley Bearden, both of Brookhaven, work with some of the new equipment in the automotive technology program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
PHOTO SUBMITTED / Automotive technology students Paul Rejon (from left) of Brookhaven, Michael Butler of Bogue Chitto, Nicholas Devine and Wesley Bearden, both of Brookhaven, work with some of the new equipment in the automotive technology program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Co-Lin program adds new equipment

Published 10:52pm Saturday, April 5, 2014

Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s automotive technology program has added five new pieces of equipment. The equipment will be used in automotive technology courses labs, but will be specifically used to prepare the program for certification.

“It is so exciting to be able to offer students training with state-of-the art equipment that will prepare them to go to work immediately upon completion of their course work,” said Jackie Martin, dean of career, technical and workforce education.

“This new lab equipment provides our students with the most up-to-date technology available,” Martin added.

The equipment includes three 11,000-pound two-post lifts, a Hunter alignment system with lift and a Hunter tire changer.

The lab was made possible by funds through the Carl D. Perkins funds. The Perkins Act provided federal funds for vocational-technical programs for both youth and adults.

The Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV/CTEA) provides funds to postsecondary institutions, preparing students to be more competitive in the world economy.

For more information on Co-Lin automotive technology program contact Blake Oberschmidt, program coordinator/instructor at blake.oberschmidt@colin.edu, Jermaine Berry, instructor at jermaine.berry@colin.edu or call Sonya Sims, career-technical education adviser at 601-643-8324.