Plans to build a new automotive training center in the Laney Walker area
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta National Golf Club announced a $1 million donation to Augusta Tech for a new automotive training facility.
A day later, Jim Hudson Automotive Group also announced a million dollar donation.
Students will gain hands-on experience and hopefully land jobs right here at home.
the Cushman paint and bodywork is a family business. They have been around for decades and have seen a lot of changes.
“Cars are constantly changing. They are getting smarter, better, faster, lighter. They use different materials,” said Scott Cushman, CEO of Cushman’s Paint and Body.
These changes mean that crews should always keep up to date on the best way to get around a collision repair.
“No collision is alike. They are all different,” he said.
They’re pretty good at adapting and overcoming, and right now they’re one of many companies struggling to overcome difficulties finding staff.
“We are like anyone else. We all strive to find people who want to work and learn,” Cushman said.
This is where Augusta Tech comes in.
They’re building an automotive training facility in the Laney Walker neighborhood, and Augusta National and Jim Hudson wrote checks to make it happen.
One area of focus will be bodywork and collision repair. That’s good news for Cushman, who may find newly trained employees walking through its doors.
He is excited about the prospect of hiring them.
It is unclear where the automotive technology facility will be located in the Laney Walker neighborhood. We’ll keep you posted on all the details as we learn more.
If you’re looking for a job in the industry, Cushman Paint and Body says you can pick up an application from their office.
“I am amazed. It is a blessing. I will say it, Mr. Hudson and his group, they are good people,” Cushman said.
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