(Leitchfield, KY) - Hybrid cars aren’t generally seen at high schools, except maybe in the parking lots.
So when Automotive teacher Roger Duvall came home from a hybrid training workshop last summer he was eager to see if he could find a way to provide this latest technology to students. According to Duvall, the number of hybrids is growing every year, along with a strong demand for service and repair technicians.
Realizing what a valuable addition this type of training would be for his own students’ set of skills, he called on some “good neighbors” for help. A passing mention to State Farm Agent Dale Woosley set the wheels in motion for a recently delivered 2007 Toyota Prius that awaits automotive students when they return to school next year.
As a former Director of Grayson County’s Tech Center, Woosley quickly recognized the value that hybrid know-how could bring to local students, and brainstormed the idea with Claim Team Manager Adam Ward. Through those conversations, Woosley made a connection with Claim Team Manager, Scott Organ, who saw the months-long process to fruition, turning what some may have seen as a pipedream into a reality for Grayson County students.
“By having this hybrid trainer, we hope to create interest for students who may want to pursue a career as an automobile technician,” said Duvall.
The car’s value is close to $12,000, but to Grayson County Schools it is “priceless”.