Hopkinton, NH—Gregory Dockham and Maximilian Oberheim, seniors at Concord Regional Technical Center and Hopkinton High School have been named recipients of an NHADA Foundation Automotive Technology Scholarship for $1,500.00 each. The students are joined by Karl Wunderlich of Nashua Community College (right) and Marc Bellerose from Manchester Community College (left).
“Greg’s skills and experience put him at the front of the class when it comes to understanding content and applying knowledge in the shop. He has a passion for diesel vehicles and high performance diesel, and is currently employed at a local diesel repair shop. He interned at New England Kenworth as part of his requirements for Auto II.”
"Max has shown the ability to work well both independently and excels in a group setting. He always puts out quality work and asks questions in order to do so. After completing his internship at Grappone Collision Center, he was given a letter of recommendation by one of the senior technicians and was asked to apply for employment.”
− Jesse Gregoire, Automotive Technology Instructor at Concord Regional Technical Center
The New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation (NHAEF), in conjunction with the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association (NHADA), offers scholarships for New Hampshire students pursuing a career in Automotive Technology at any of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Automotive Technology programs: White Mountains Community College (WMCC), Lakes Region Community College (LRCC), Manchester Community College (MCC), Nashua Community College (NCC), and Great Bay Community College (GBCC).
About the NHADA Foundation
The NHADA Foundation works to strengthen the level of automotive technology education in New Hampshire by providing a link between the dealer community and local high school automotive programs. This partnership facilitates scholarship programs, tool and equipment donations, job shadowing, and part-time and full-time work opportunities. In addition, the Education Foundation assists high school Automotive Technology programs in achieving NATEF and AYES national industry certifications.
To improve members' productivity, profit, and professionalism through a better-educated and well-trained workforce. Over the years, the NHADA Foundation has forged strong partnerships between the retail motor vehicle industry, the state's educational institutions and motor vehicle manufacturers.