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BRCC’s Automotive program partners with Waste Management

Waste Management announced a new partnership with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) and its McKay Automotive Training Center.
Photo L-R: Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor Broome Rowdy Gaudet, Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Philip Smith, Area Fleet Director for Waste Management David Meyer, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Laura Younger, Ph.D., Waste Management Gulf Coast Area Vice President Domenica Farmer and Waste Management Public Sector Solutions Representative Donald Hains

Waste Management announced a new partnership with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) and its McKay Automotive Training Center Monday, Jan. 28 at the school’s Ardendale Site. Waste Management donated a decommissioned truck chassis and parts, and will also offer its professional training and technical assistance to the McKay Automotive Training Center. This partnership will enhance the training capabilities afforded to student technicians at the center as they work to acquire the skills needed for successful automotive technical careers. BRCC administrators, Baton Rouge Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis, Rowdy Gaudet on behalf of Mayor Broome’s office and Waste Management officials were in attendance to celebrate this partnership.

“Waste Management’s partnership with Baton Rouge Community College will assist in its mission to provide first class technical training at the Ardendale Site,” said David Meyer, fleet director for Waste Management Gulf Coast area. “BRCC is a leader in the field of technical training and Waste Management is our industry’s leader in fleet maintenance. This is a welcomed opportunity for Waste Management to contribute to the exceptional training that takes place at BRCC’s McKay Automotive Training Center.”

“Baton Rouge Community College is excited to announce this partnership with Waste Management,” said BRCC Chancellor Larissa Littleton-Steib. “This partnership provides another opportunity for our students to acquire cutting edge training techniques and skills from a leading industry provider.”

About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com

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