Students in auto collision and auto service technology work with licensed technicians to refurbish cars for families in need. Washburn Tech was the first educational institution in the nation to participate in Recycled Rides, a National Auto Body Council program, in which students and their mentors repair donated vehicles. It’s real-world work that’s touching real lives.
Recipient qualifications for a vehicle through the Recycled Rides Program are:
Check-out this video about the Recycled Rides program, thanks to KTWU Channel 11 located on the Washburn University campus.
Nonprofit groups in the community encourage qualified clients or groups to apply for the program. Since Washburn Tech began participating in Recycled Rides, we've given away 14 vehicles to folks in need. It’s one more way we support our mission of delivering innovative educational and training opportunities to strengthen the communities we serve.
There are no words that can express my gratitude. I’ve been down, and I’ve made a few mistakes in my life. This is going to put me one step closer to bettering myself and getting back into school, so thank you.