Cooper County Memorial Hospital donated a 1998 minivan to the Boonslick Technical Education Center Thursday morning. The van will be used in a number of classes to teach students about cars.
"We feel very grateful the hospital thought about us to donate the van to our program. We appreciate the cooperative effort we have with Cooper County Memorial Hospital with lots of different endeavors," BTEC Director Karen Brosi said.
"We were thrilled to be able to do this," CCMH CEO Alan Waldo said.
Waldo said the van had outlived its life at the hospital but it gave them a chance to turn it over to a community partner for learning purposes.
Brosi said the van will really help the students.
"We will be able to use the van in several program areas including the auto-technology and the auto-collission repair classes," Brosi said.
Once the van is ready, Brosi hopes to use the van to transfer students around town.
"This van may be rolling in the CCMH parking lot as BTEC students come to perform their clinicals at the hospital during the second semester. Our new construction class may be using the van as they go to construction sites," she said.