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Academic Excellence Award – Josh Mattson

Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) Josh Mattson knew that he wanted to do something hands-on for a living.   “I’m not a huge fan of sitting at a desk and filling out papers all day,” he said. “I like to get my hands dirty and turn wrenches.”  As a student at Osseo High School in […]

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Automotive Dean addresses skills gap on Ratchet and Wrench Radio

Stephen Reinarts, the Dean of the Automotive Program here at Dunwoody, was a recent guest on the “Ratchet + Wrench Radio” podcast, where he discussed the current state of the automotive field. In this episode, Reinarts discussed his background in the world of automotive, while also weighing in on what needs to be done to […]

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Academic Excellence Award: Kyle Larkin

Kyle Larkin Automotive Service Technology, ‘18 Cottage Grove, MN Just because Kyle Larkin’s dad, Bob, teaches in the Automotive Department, doesn’t mean it was inevitable that Kyle was going to enroll at Dunwoody. But certainly, spending time in garages from a young age left an impression. “Being in the garage as a little kid — I […]


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Dunwoody Automotive adds online training for Audi and Subaru vehicles

 Latest offerings boost Dunwoody’s number of manufacturer programs to five. As the need for Automotive technicians continues to rise, so does Dunwoody’s list of program offerings. Dunwoody will soon offer online, add-on credentials for students interested in working on both Subaru and Audi vehicles. Audi is the College’s first European manufacturer program, which means Dunwoody is […]

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Automotive Dean’s service celebrated at annual potluck, department continues Toys for Tots donation

For the past two decades or so, Dunwoody’s Automotive Department has celebrated the holiday season in a memorable way. The Warren Building is festively decorated; long banquet tables are packed with crock-pot treats; Toys for Tots donations are collected; and students celebrate the end of their final exams and presentations. This year, however, the annual […]

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Tesla Motors visit sparks interest of automotive students

  A 2013 electric Tesla P85 Model S pulling into the Warren Building sparked the interest of Automotive students Wednesday morning. The luxury car visit was made possible by two Dunwoody alumni who work at the new Tesla Motors dealership in Eden Prairie. Todd Teele, who graduated from the automotive program in 1997, is the […]

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Dunwoody students earn gold at 2013 SkillsUSA Minnesota Contest

Dunwoody students performed well again this year in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Contest held last weekend at various locations in the Twin Cities, including the Dunwoody campus. The Collision students, advised by Bruce Graffunder and Bob Brandon, made a complete sweep of the awards, taking first through fourth place in the contest. Kevin Wendt advised two […]