photo of dcos, automotive students and new piece of equipment

DCOS Provides A Tool for Success to Automotive Department

The Development Corporation of Snyder presented the automotive program at Snyder High School with a piece of equipment that will allow the students to take their learning to the next level.  In September, Snyder ISD Automotive opened to the community as a school-based enterprise providing students with valuable work experience.  “It’s important for students to learn how to work on a variety of vehicles and with state-of-the-art equipment,” said Mr. Escobedo, SHS automotive instructor. “A diagnostic scanner has been on my “wish list” for a while.  It’s a standard piece of equipment that automotive technicians use, and my students will benefit from learning how to use it as part of this class.” 

On Tuesday, Barbara Leatherwood, Executive Director for the DCOS, along with DCOS Board Members Eddie Medrano and Kirsta Koennecke, presented a diagnostic scanner to Mr. Escobedo and his students.  Since a strong workforce is a critical component of economic development, Barbara Leatherwood, Executive Director of the DCOS, recognized an opportunity.  

“We will put this to good use,” said Mr. Escobedo.  “We are grateful to Mrs. Leatherwood with the DCOS and for Mr. Alaniz (SHS Principal) and Mr. Rauch (SISD Superintendent) and their roles in connecting us with this opportunity. This is something we will learn from and use daily.” 

“Community relationships and support play a vital role in the success of our school.  I’m glad the students were able to see that our community believes in them and wants them to be successful,” said Alaniz.  “You could feel the excitement.  I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish with this new machine generously donated by DCOS.”