South Side receives two sets of Snap-On industrial tools


JACKSON, Tenn. – South Side High School Auto Technology students have the chance to enrich their expertise.

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The Jackson-Madison County School System says the school received two sets of Snap-On industrial tools through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education.

Tool sets can be used to teach the use of mechanical and electronic torque, as well as precision measuring instruments.

“A working knowledge of torque theory and application is an essential requirement for engineering, maintenance or auto repair. The tools and program purchased through this grant will more than double the employment opportunities for these students in these career fields, ”said Nathan Lewis, director of careers and technical education at JMCSS.

The school system says it will help students gain technical expertise endorsements and enter multiple industries with experience above entry level.

“We are the only high school in the state to offer an ASE-accredited auto maintenance and light repair program. Adding stronger certifications allows us to maintain high standards and strengthen our partnerships with local industries, ”said Tom Berry, South Side Auto Technology instructor.

The school system’s statement says they hope to make the tool sets available to other students in the future.

“We’re constantly making changes to stay up to date with what’s relevant in stores and manufacturing facilities. I think it gives our students a head start when it’s time for them to determine their options after graduation, ”Berry said.

You can read the full school system press release here.

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