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Bridgestone Continues to Support Auto Service Training Center

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. has extended its support of a Nashville, Tenn., area high school's automotive training center.

The center, which was developed by Bridgestone and Metro Nashville Public Schools, is designed to address the "nationwide shortage of automotive technicians," according to the tire manufacturer.

The program includes "an onsite, fully functioning Firestone Complete Auto Care tire and automotive service story, complete with fixtures, equipment and point-of-sale software."

Students receive an opportunity to interact with customers "and practice the skills they've learned in the classroom, such as oil changes, brake replacements and tire rotations."

Donna Gilley, director of the Academies of Nashville for Metro Nashville Public Schools, says the center provides students with "a tangible future career path."

While the center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are receiving virtual training.

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