On behalf of the Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation, club members Jim McKenzie and Tim Gerhardt presented a $2,500 grant to the Hoffman Estates High School auto tech program taught by Dave Ligman.
This grant is designed to enhance and compliment our club's need based CTE/vocational scholarship award program that is available to qualifying auto tech students who wish to continue their automotive education after high school but need financial assistance to do so.  The educational award covers tuition, books and supplies.
Grant monies will be used to purchase an entry level set of high-quality, professional grade automotive tools plus a tool service/storage cart that will help launch the set's recipient on a successful career path in an industry that offers stability, a sustainable wage, and benefits plus opportunities for future growth and advancement.
Hats off to Jim McKenzie, our vocational scholarship chair, for recognizing and acting upon this opportunity to make a difference and to Dave Ligman for his efforts to teach his auto tech students practical skills and to show them clear pathways that can lead them in the direction of stable, sustainable, and lucrative employment where they can realize their full potential and become productive members of society.
Club members recently participated in a field trip to the HEHS auto tech classroom to hear directly from Ligman and see first hand the tool set to be awarded in the near future.