Honda Marysville Donates Vehicle Lift to DACC

February 23, 2012

Whether college or workforce bound, many Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) Automotive Technology students find themselves employed by Honda Marysville as a Quick Service Technician. Currently, three DACC students are employed by Honda Marysville and two more are being scouted. So when Jeff Pister, Service Director at Honda Marysville, found himself replacing a vehicle lift, he saw an opportunity to help train his future employees by donating the old and still usable lift to DACC’s Automotive Technology students. The lift, valued at almost $7,000, is a piece of equipment that will further give these students a taste of working in a professional shop, but one that DACC would not have been able to purchase independently.

According to DACC’s Automotive Technology Instructor, Mark McKinney, “Any new Quick Service Technician will require on-the-job training before being able to use specialized tools and equipment. Since DACC students have access to this lift, they already need less training and can work more quickly and efficiently, making them a valuable asset for their employers. Thanks to Honda Marysville, my students just became more employable.”

Max Nelson, a junior at DACC and Westerville North already works for Mr. Pister at Honda Marysville. Max sees receiving this lift as a sign that Honda Marysville really cares about the education of area students and that Mr. Pister is committed to helping schools. “After we graduate, we’re going to start off working in the area where this type of lift is used. It’s great to know that we can arrive on the job ready to start working. It gives us a leg up on everyone else who wants the same job. The lift is really nice piece of equipment. It was a very generous donation on Honda’s part.”

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