Lincoln College of Technology – Nashville Marks 95 Years of Career Training Excellence!
In 1919, Nashville Auto-Diesel College opened its doors in the Tennessee capital. The school’s founder, Mr. H.O. Balls, was a pioneer – he saw a need for skilled, trained technicians to repair and maintain the new cars and trucks rolling off assembly lines throughout the country, and he established a school to fill that gap.
Ninety-five years later, the school – now the Nashville campus of Lincoln College of Technology – is known as one of the most established and respected career training institutions in the Southeast. And on October 11, 2014, the campus held a 95th anniversary celebration to mark the occasion and celebrate with the Nashville community!
More than 200 guests turned out for the event, many of them high school students who came to find out more about how a Lincoln training program can help them get started on the road to Automotive, Diesel, and Heavy Equipment careers. Long-time Lincoln partners NAPA Auto Parts and Matco Tools attended, along with Ray from radio station WSIX’s “Bobby Bones Show.”
Campus tours and scholarship testing were offered throughout the day, and area residents brought muscle cars and other classic rides to show off. The festivities also included the Lincoln Group of Schools’ largest Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, as a front-loader packed with ice water doused the Nashville faculty and staff to raise money for a great cause!
To read more of the inspiring stories of the Nashville campus and its graduates, visit the Nashville95 blog!
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- LCT Nashville