State Farm has awarded a $10,000 grant to Minnesota State Community and Technical College in support of the new Transportation Center on the Moorhead campus and for naming rights to the Automotive Technology program’s customer service area.
The $7 million Transportation Center expansion, currently under way, will allow M State to continue its tradition of training highly skilled workers for companies across the region. The new center will relieve congestion in the transportation program labs, expand enrollment, and allow for new technologies and an improved learning environment for both the Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology programs.
Work on the center began after Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Capital Investment Act into law in May 2014.
The new center, which is scheduled to be completed in time for the upcoming fall semester, will accommodate 60 Automotive Technology students and 88 Diesel Technology students. A grand opening is planned for August.
Pictured are (clockwise from back left) State Farm agent David Eggers, State Farm Field Executive Dick Chancellor, M State automotive instructor Shannon Mohn, Minnesota Community and Technical College Foundation Director of Advancement Mark Altenburg, M State automotive instructor Dennis Miller, State Farm agent Gail Jordahl, State Farm agent Noel Moore and M State Chief Development and Alumni Officer Denise Laymon.