MANATEE COUNTY (SNN TV) Jan. 17, 2023 - Gettel's "Got it", and they're giving some of it to Parrish Community High School.

The Gettel Automotive Group is donating $25,000 to the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program at to develop and employ young, skilled, students for jobs in the automotive service field.

“We are extremely grateful for the large contribution Gettel Automotive has made to our automotive program,” said PCHS Principal Craig Little. “Their generosity and partnership will contribute to our program's goal of becoming one of the best in the state.”

Specific Courses and Certifications offered through the program include Automotive Service Safety and Service Pollution Prevention; Engine Repair; Brakes; Electrical; Heating; A/C; Engine Performance; Suspension; and Steering, according to PCHS Automotive Teacher Sherman Ballard.

“What I hope to achieve is to give students the confidence to safely use the tools and diagnostic equipment with a proper approach to repair,” Mr. Ballard said.

A special commemoration ceremony will be held in the Automotive Center at Parrish Community High on Thursday, January 19th, at 3 p.m. students and instructors will be on hand to speak about the program and to show-off some of the repair skills they have learned. 

Parrish Community High is located at 7505 Fort Hamer Road, in Parrish.