News Highlights: MCC Receives Grant From Dunning Foundation To Support Advanced Education In Automotive Technology | Local news
Macomb Community College received a grant of $ 35,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to purchase advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) service and calibration equipment. It will help expand Macomb’s automotive technology students’ experience with connected and automated vehicles.
ADAS service and calibration equipment is used to diagnose and repair ADAS systems such as Blind Spot Detection, Cross Traffic Alerts and Adaptive Cruise Control. Macomb students studying automotive technology will use the ADAS service and calibration equipment to learn how these systems work, diagnose problems, make repairs, and calibrate sensors.
“This new equipment allows us to provide our automotive students with state-of-the-art training in ADAS systems, making them better prepared for the workplace,” said Ben Cruz, director, Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, Macomb Community College. “As the automotive industry continues the shift towards connected and automated vehicles, ADAS compliant vehicles are becoming more common every day. To keep up, employers are looking for technicians with hands-on experience with these systems. “
About the Margaret Dunning Foundation
The Margaret Dunning Foundation was founded in 1997 by Mrs. Dunning. Born in 1910 in Redford Township, she moved with her mother to Plymouth in the 1920s. During her lifetime, Dunning was a successful businesswoman, philanthropist and civic advocate. She was a strong supporter of many Plymouth nonprofits, including the Plymouth District Library and the Plymouth Historical Society. In addition to her personal philanthropy, Dunning was a classic car enthusiast and a regular participant on the Woodward Dream Cruise with her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster.
Dunning died in 2015 at the age of 104. Her legacy provided additional funding for the Margaret Dunning Foundation, which continues to support her charitable interests and legacy. For more information: margaretdunningfdn.org.
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