A national engine parts manufacturer and distributor believes it has found a way to address concerns of machine shop owners who worry about the availability of good young talent to hire for their shops.
In an effort to prime the "talent pump," Engine Parts Group, Inc. and the University of Northwestern Ohio have announced the creation of the Engine Pro Performance Scholarship Fund at UNOH.
The initial funding is coming from the donation of a 500 horsepower small block Chevrolet project racing engine that was professionally built using Engine Pro parts by the Cope Brothers Automotive Machine Shop in Tacoma, Washington.
UNOH's College of Applied Technology will be raffling off the engine this spring with hopes of raising more than $15,000 to kick off the scholarship program. In addition, EPGI has committed to donating additional money on an ongoing basis to sustain the program.
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