December 1, 2017
Rutherford County Schools
Michael Parsons and the automotive program at Stewarts Creek High School have received a $10,000 grant from the Ingersoll Rand Foundation. The grant was part of $500,000 in grant monies given to 50 schools in eight cities across the country.
Stewarts Creek was one of only four schools in Tennessee.
Parsons, the school’s automotive collision instructor, was encouraged to spend the grant on supplies and tools to keep the shop running.
The supplies and a list of tools that need to be replaced will allow students to work on projects for the next few school years.
The Ingersoll Rand Real Tools for Schools program awards high schools with grants to enhance education for students in automotive technology programs with updated equipment, supplies, instructor training and curricula.
“These students are the future of the automotive industry,” said Austin Leib, vice president of product management at Ingersoll Rand Power Tools. “Ingersoll Rand supports technical education because it prepares students for career success and enhances job readiness.”