Bridgestone Extends Partnership with Maplewood High School Automotive Training Center on Program’s Fifth Anniversary
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it has extended support for Maplewood High School’s Automotive Training Center through 2023. The extension coincides with the program’s five-year anniversary and will ensure Nashville students continue to have access to the skills needed to pursue careers in the automotive service industry. Since 2015, more than 110 students have graduated from Bridgestone’s Automotive Training Center at Maplewood High School, and 39 students have accepted positions working at one of more than 13 Nashville-area Bridgestone Firestone Complete Auto Care stores.
Maplewood High School’s Automotive Training Center, the heart of the Automotive Technology pathway in the Maplewood Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was developed by Bridgestone and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) in response to a nationwide shortage of automotive technicians. At the heart of the four-year program is an onsite, fully-functioning Firestone Complete Auto Care tire and automotive service