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$72K goes to Metro Community College for auto programs

September 22, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Metropolitan Community College’s foundation has received a $72,000 gift to be used to support the Omaha-based college’s automotive and diesel programs.

The donation comes from the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation, the charitable division of the Nebraska New Car and Truck Dealers Association formed in 1984. The gift will be used in three primary areas: Career Academy scholarships, industry-grade tool kits for hands-on student experience, and part-time tutors to strengthen work-relevant literacy in reading, writing and math.

MCC Associate Dean Scott Broady says the donation is the latest good news for the school’s high-demand auto and diesel industry career fields. Broady says construction of a free-standing building is planned at the South Omaha Campus focused on automotive trades.

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