BANGOR – Students at Eastern Maine Community College accepted three donations to their automotive program Thursday afternoon.
Subaru partnered with EMCC to provide dealer level training for students. They’re calling this new program Subaru University.
A car was donated on their behalf for students to use in the classroom.
A scholarship from officials at Quirk Subaru was started for a student to complete Subaru-U.
Also, a check from officials at Maine Auto Dealers Association was given to start up the program.
“Personally I’m excited,” said Wilder Young, a student at EMCC. “I’d love to go work on other options.”
“It helps and we’re also trying to keep them in our area and not to leave to the southern part or a different state,” said Owner of Quirk Auto Park Jim Quirk.
“We’re just trying to keep the students here in our local area and to give them a good job. They are good paying jobs,” he said.
Quirk said students will be able to work for the auto park once they’ve completed the program.