Weirs Buick GMC donates $25,000 to SRTC’s automotive collision repair program

SANFORD, Maine — Linda Zuke at Weirs Buick GMC set her funds where by her mouth is.

“I just want to get young children thrilled about heading into the trades right before they graduate,” she mentioned. “I walked into SRTC — and every thing is light-weight and brilliant, shiny and new — and reported, ‘This is wonderful!’”

The Arundel car or truck seller and vehicle-system store in Arundel recently donated $25,000 to the Sanford Regional Technological Middle via the Sanford Colleges Legacy Foundation. Its class is now named the Weirs Buick GMC Automotive Collision Repair service System.

And, of class, Weirs also assisted get the office off the floor before the new university opened in 2017 with a massive donation to the Automotive Technology program.

The foreseeable future starts off regionally at Sanford Regional Complex Centre.

“The whole concept guiding seeking to assist SRTC started off since we have to determine out how we get little ones involved in the trades,” mentioned Zuke, Weirs Dealer Principal and Owner. “Staffing is a really serious, really serious dilemma here and across the country. I’ve obtained to do a little something. I want experts! We need to feed the tech universities with children from high school, which then feeds our shops.”

Sanford High School Class of 2021 graduate Amer Oglah was hired by Weirs Collision Center immediately out of high school as an apprentice.

She and Weirs Collision Centre Supervisor Bob Bernard were also encouraged by their latest hire, Sanford Superior University Course of 2021 graduate Amer Oglah. He was a scholar in the trades at the Regional Technical Heart, and Weirs hired him immediately out of significant school as an apprentice.

“His get the job done ethic came from dwelling, but his passion for the task came from college,” claimed Zuke. “They arrive out of there and they have an interest and a base with a very little bit of technological perception, but then they want to be totally educated. We will need more young ones coming out of the faculty like him.”