By early following year, Augusta Tech’s new automotive technologies campus will renovate a previous Walton Way vehicle dealership into a simulated mastering surroundings.  

The faculty ceremonially accepted a $1 million donation for the project – originally declared in April – from Columbia, S.C.-based Jim Hudson Automotive Group, whose 10 dealership areas include a few in Augusta. 

“Anybody can sell a auto,” company founder and principal Jim Hudson reported in the showroom of his Lexus dealership on Washington Highway. “It normally takes a seriously great technician to retain it offered.” 

What was not disclosed in April was in which the automotive technological innovation campus would be located. Augusta Tech a short while ago bought the previous Johnson Motor Co., a Cadillac supplier that shut its location in 2021 at the edge of the city’s Laney-Walker community. 

Previously: Augusta Nationwide awards Augusta Tech $1 million to broaden automotive teaching

Also: A different $1 million gift can help Augusta Tech’s automotive system obtain speed

Johnson Motor Co., which closed in the summer of 2021, sits empty on Walton Way in Augusta on June 22. The former Cadillac dealership will be the home of Augusta Tech's expanded automotive technology campus.

Hudson’s $1 million, coupled with a separate $1 million donation from Augusta National Golfing Club also announced in April, will fund considerably of the design and renovation expenditures to full the new campus by the end of the calendar year, Tech President Dr. Jermaine Whirl claimed. 

A increasing task marketplace

The growth of Tech’s automotive program arrives at a time when in-desire repair service personnel are envisioned to have larger ability sets to carry out perform on ever more technologically-highly developed vehicles. Electrical and hybrid vehicles will be among the the rising technologies analyzed in better depth at Tech. 

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