Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

Success Stories

Hennessey Automotive

Hennessey Automotive has multiple dealerships located throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. These two YouTube videos give you an introduction about career opportunities at the dealerships. Some of our Maxwell High School automotive graduates are highlighted in this first video.

The second video highlights other recent graduates from Georgia high schools

2022 Career EXPO

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, SkillsUSA-Georgia announced that the 2022 Career EXPO scheduled for February 26-28, 2022, has been cancelled. There will be limited in-person testing but spectators will not be allowed in the GWCC.


Congratulations to Ben Torre

Congratulations to Ben Torre, a graduating Marine Technology student at Lanier Technical College’s Marine Technology Program at the Gainesville Campus. Ben placed first at the SkillsGeorgia competition on March 19, 2021, and qualified for the Skills National competition in June.

We are proud to inform you that after an extremely challenging pandemic school year, our Marine Engine Technology student, Ben Torre, has just won Gold in the National Skills USA competition, after having won the State Championship a little over a month ago.

We are working closely to create a formalized partnership with Yamaha, and Mercury is working towards this goal as well.

NMEA is still pending.

At the end of this semester on July 28th we will have 6 more students graduating. With 5 of those students already employed in the marine industry. This was a special group of students that made friends for life and will surely be missed. Please help me cheer for these students' continued sucess in their careers.

While Fall semester student registration is continuing, we are excited to tell you that 10 new students have already have signed up with 1 out of Tennessee, and enrollment is currently on-going so if you know of any possible students, please share my contact info with them.

We would like to issue a special THANKS!! to Yamaha who supported and made the Skills USA competition such a wonderful experience for our students!

And, thanks to all of our advisory board members for your continued support of the Lanier Tech Marine Engine Technology Program.

Best regards,
Hans C. Metz
Program Director & Instructor of Marine Engine Technology