Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is making a donation to Atlanta Technical College (ATC), which is located less than five miles from its U.S. headquarters, to support students at the school, the company announced.
The gift was announced at the opening of a second public driving track and new Porsche Classic facility at the PCNA headquarters campus in Atlanta.
The donation will go towards the Gap Funding program (GFP) at Atlanta Technical College, which covers the cost of a student’s education after federal or state financial aid has been exhausted, the school said.
“Supporting educational initiatives is crucial to the success of our community and our company,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of PCNA. “In our 25th year in Atlanta, we are proud to support our neighbor, Atlanta Technical College, and contribute to their efforts in providing gap funding to deserving students.”
The average Gap Funding aid per student at ATC is $1,000 – helping to bridge relatively modest shortfalls that could hinder students from reaching their educational goals. With PCNA’s donation, the Atlanta Technical College Foundation can provide Gap Funding to hundreds of students to help continue their education and create opportunities for better-paying jobs with livable wages, the school said.
Atlanta Technical College is a local, accredited post-secondary institution that offers associate degrees and technical certificates of credit for a variety of academic programs focused on career and workforce development, school officials said.