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Parts Manufacturer Discusses New Technologies to WKCTC Automotive Technology Students

HICKORY, Ky. (January 20, 2016) Bud Houston, technical product specialist for Federal - Mogul Motorparts, recently discussed the different products the parts manufacturer offers during a presentation for West Kentucky Community and Technical College automotive technology students at the Skilled Craft Training Center near Mayfield.

Having industry trainers like Bud Houston coming into the classroom to talk about newer technologies coming their way gives the students an opportunity to increase their knowledge and awareness so they will become better technicians when they graduate, said Bob Gunn, assistant professor in the automotive technology program. I also enjoy having industry representatives show them the latest repair procedure that will help them fix it right the first time.

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Federal-Mogul Motorparts offers and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the worlds most recognized brands in the global automotive aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis and windshield wiper applications.

Houston, whose office is in St. Louis, talked to WKCTCs students about automotive brakes and alignments using Federal-Mogul Motorparts custom training van. He encouraged the colleges current automotive students to consider applying for the company-sponsored academic scholarship for $2,500 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

WKCTCs automotive technology program at the Skilled Craft Training Center near Mayfield emphasizes theory of operation and hands-on training in electrical/electronics, brakes, suspension, engine repair, fuel, emissions, engine performance, transmissions and climate control systems. The program offers certificate, diploma and associate in applied science degree opportunities.

For more information about this selective admission program, contact program coordinator Bob Gunn at Robert.gunn@kctcs.edu.