O’Donnell Speaks at School Opening

On August 30, WANADA CEO John O’Donnell was invited to speak to a gathering of parents, students, teachers, Montgomery County Public Schools officials and members of the media at a press conference celebrating the opening of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, MD.  Seneca Valley, the largest high school in Maryland, boasts over 450,000 square feet and will instruct over 2,550 students. In addition to traditional educational programs, the facility will also house many Career Technology Education programs, including a robust automotive technology offering.  MCPS is the primary feeder for WANADA’s ADEI Technician Training Program in the county, which currently has over 60 technician apprentices working at WANADA member dealerships while attending classes at Montgomery College one day per week.  “WANADA fully supports additional efforts by the county to expand interest in and capacity for technical education,” Mr. O’Donnell remarked.  “Automotive technology careers are in high demand and can be quite lucrative.  Facilities like these at Seneca Valley will encourage more young people to give those careers serious consideration.”

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