Ford Motor Company donates engines to Cowley automotive programs

May 6, 2020

Former Cowley College employee Marcus Hicks, who is now a Ford Regional Technical Talent Placement Specialist, recently shared the exciting news that the Ford Motor Company is donating two diesel engines to the Cowley College automotive Program.

Automotive Tech faculty Jim Ailey and Tim Walton were delighted to hear of the donation to the Arkansas City and Mulvane automotive programs.

“I want to thank Marcus Hicks and Ford Motor Company for investing in Cowley College and the automotive program,” Ailey said. “The donation of these diesel engines will help Cowley College automotive students further understand alternative fuels and provide another career path opportunity.”

In January 2020, Ford announced Ford + Tech School program. Ford teamed up with Cowley College to provide students with the technical training opportunities in the following areas:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Brakes, Climate Control
  • Gas Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Gas Engine Performance
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Manual Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Electronics
  • New Vehicle Model Training

“These specialized training opportunities allow students to obtain Ford certification while attending the Cowley College automotive classes,” Ailey said.