RPM Foundation supports scholarships for Auto Body Repair students through gift to Greenville Tech Foundation

Greenville Technical College Auto Body Repair students receiving scholarships from RPM Foundation are (back row — left to right) Keegan Weakland, Austin Harris, Omar Bastian (front row — left to right) James Belt, Cody Leech, and Benjamin Allen.

Six Auto Body Repair students at Greenville Technical College have received $1,000 scholarships thanks to a gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation. The support comes from the RPM Foundation, which works to prepare the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen.

Greenville Technical College’s Auto Body Repair Program incorporates restoration techniques and skills as it helps students prepare for the certification exams covering technologies, materials, and vehicle makes and models that are required to succeed in the profession. Students learn about unibody/full frame structural repair, welding, estimating, automotive electricity, air conditioning, restraints, and refinishing. They qualify for positions as automotive body repair technicians, estimators, refinish technicians, customer advisors, and more.

The RPM Foundation provides funding through scholarships and grants to organizations that have a proven history of being committed to the hands-on training of young people. This support provides the pathway to careers in automotive and marine restoration and preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship.


About Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College (GTC) is a five-campus system where more than 25,000 students a year are preparing for the strongest careers of today and tomorrow. Established in 1962, the college’s mission is to transform students’ lives and help the community thrive by providing a world-class, affordable education.

About RPM Foundation

RPM Foundation (RPM) is an educational grant-making program of America’s Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit: www.rpm.foundation for more information.