New trucks give Keefe Tech students a chance to dig deeper into diesel technology

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FRAMINGHAM — Keefe Technical High School automotive students have a new diesel truck to tinker with, after MassBay Community College donated six vehicles it received from General Motors Co. to area vocational schools.The college’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program received eight 2019 GMC and Chevrolet trucks from the Detroit automaker. Together, the trucks are worth more than $360,000, and include five Chevrolet Silverados and three GMC Sierras. Two trucks will stay with MassBay to be used by students in the program’s associate degree program.The rest are being donated to local high school programs, giving students a chance to work on the latest technology in diesel-fueled vehicles.”We’re paying it forward,” said Paul Bresnick, an instructor in MassBay’s automotive technology program.Besides Framingham’s Keefe Tech, the other high schools include Minuteman Vocational Technical High School in Lexington; Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica; South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover; Weymouth High School; and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School in Haverhill.The trucks have original sticker prices of more than $45,000 apiece, come with low mileage and were part of the General Motors Captured Test Fleet.Bresnick said the majority of trucks on the road are diesel, calling them “extremely …

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