Augusta Tech has received $2 million – $1 million from Augusta National Golf Club and another $1 million from  Jim Hudson Automotive Group – to help establish an automotive service training center in the city’s Laney-Walker neighborhood later this year.

A 2nd $1 million donation in two days is serving to Augusta Specialized School rev up its automotive technologies software. 

The gift from Columbia, S.C.-based Jim Hudson Automotive Group, will assistance the faculty build an automotive services education centre in Augusta’s Laney-Walker neighborhood afterwards this calendar year. Jim Hudson operates Acura, Infiniti and Lexus dealerships in Augusta.

On Tuesday, Augusta Nationwide Golf Club introduced its $1 million to Augusta Tech for the method. 

The facility is portion of a broader enlargement of Tech’s automotive program, following months of discussions with location enterprises and employers from place car dealerships and trucking companies, stated Tech President Dr. Jermaine Whirl.   

From those talks about employer needs, “it truly blossomed into a much broader picture and a broader prospect,” he said. 

By Tara