Yesterday I had the pleasure of being present as Warren Waugh and the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group met with students and staff at Gloucester High School to award the second installment of a three-year commitment of $150,000 ($50,000 a year) to the Gloucester Education Foundation to support the Automotive Technology Program. The gift has made it possible to add an additional educator to meet the needs of increased enrollment in the GHS Auto Tech program. Thanks to Lyon-Waugh’s support, even more students have been able to benefit from this program and pursue careers in the auto technology field. A field that continues to thrive and grow.
In addition to the monetary donation, Warren Waugh has also provided state-of-the art equipment and automobiles for students’ use in the Automotive Tech shop for hands-on practical learning. Lyon-Waugh Auto Group has hosted Gloucester High School students at several of their dealership service departments and has also sent auto technicians to GHS to share their vast and ever-current expertise.
A press release from the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group also added,
Warren Waugh, a resident of Gloucester, stated, “Lyon-Waugh Auto Group is committed to sharing our success with our workplace communities and the towns we live in. The students that come from local towns like Gloucester are the foundation for businesses like ours. We consider it a privilege to be able to give back to our schools and help students prepare for entering the workforce through projects like this.”
Gloucester Education Foundation Executive Director Aria McElhenny commented, “We are so fortunate to have the generous support of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. The high school’s automotive vocational program has grown and flourished thanks to Warren’s commitment to our students. There is a lot of interest in auto tech and that need is being met in a very high-level way through this generous donation.”