Plymouth, MA (PressExposure) April 28, 2011 -- For three years running, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has honored local students through its Driven Student program. This program recognizes students going above and beyond, inside and outside the classroom. For the month of April, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac chose to honor automotive students in Plymouth South High School's Technical Studies program.
While the typical Driven Student celebration involves a pizza party at the school, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac provided these budding mechanics with something a bit more valuable: a training session on hybrid technology at the dealership.
"Even though hybrid cars have been around a while, our students really haven't exposure to them through our programs because the vehicles typically have five-year warranties and the owners bring them into the dealership for service instead of our shop at the school," said Randy Cabral, automotive instructor at Plymouth South. "Being invited down here to see that technology up close is a phenomenal experience for our students."
Rick McGue, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac service manager, led the training session. That included looking under the hood of two hybrids, one of those vehicles belonging to Bruins legend Bobby Orr. Tracy Service Technician Steve Rasch also provided instruction on the hybrid technology and answered questions in between servicing the vehicles.
"The service component of our business is critical to the success or failure of a dealership," said Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. "By having the kids visit the dealership, we're hopefully doing more than showing them a new technology but demonstrating the critical role they can play in our industry."
Taking part in the training were: Michel Jacobson, Jake Waters, Cam Nwell, Billy Stevenson, Doug Duyette, Devin Ford, Jon Flaherty and Nick Luke,
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac's Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student's given school.
For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to http://www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.