Rogers Motors donates $150K to auto shop at Schweitzer CTE Center

Lewis-Clark State College will receive a $150,000 donation from Rogers Motors Inc., of Lewiston for the naming rights of the auto shop, which will be part of the new Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center in the Lewiston Orchards.

The check ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Rogers Motors Inc. administrative headquarters, located at 1818 G St. in Lewiston. The public is invited to attend.

LCSC offers a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, an advanced technical certificate, and an intermediate technical certificate in auto mechanics technology. The program develops skills for servicing and repairing all systems of an automobile. Students receive instruction in automotive theory and practical shop experience.

The Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center will be a regional CTE center, serving the needs of students from LCSC, neighboring Lewiston High School, and others throughout the region. The 75,000 square-foot facility will house most of LCSC’s Technical & Industrial Division programs including auto mechanics technology, CNC machining technology, information technology, engineering technology, industrial electronics technology, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology.

Construction on the project is scheduled to start this spring and the Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center is scheduled to open in time for the fall 2020 semester.  (Lewis-Clark State College)

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