BANGOR- Taco Tuesday is reason enough for most of us to celebrate, but Darling’s Ford brought something extra to the table.
Tacos, corn hole, and local beer were all a part of Darling’s Ford TDI Taco Tuesday.
When things seemed like they couldn’t get better, they did.
“Oh we’re excited about it,” said Robert Kaiser, an automotive tech instructor at Northern Maine Community College. “Everyone at the community college is excited about it. We’ve been looking for something to add to our program.”
Darling’s Ford donated a Volkswagen Jetta to Northern Maine Community College’s automotive tech program.
“It’ll touch on the diesel side of the automotive world instead of the gasoline side that we’ve pretty much been doing on all along,” Kaiser added. “It’ll be something different for them.”
Darling’s representatives said it’s important to build up the next generation of mechanics.
“We realize how important it is to give back to the schools,” said Kim Cotta, the Volkswagen warranty administrator at Darling’s Ford. “A lot of our technicians come from these programs. Anything opportunity we have to help, we take it.”
Bob Campbell, the service director at Darling’s Ford, said the industry as a whole is lacking quality workers.
“There’s a lot of technicians that are going to be retiring, so it’s important to get young people involved, even in parts of the state further away from us so they know we are interested in hiring them,” Campbell added.
With the new set of wheels, students at Northern Maine Community College are on the road to success.