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Hannah Ketter, Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield auto technician, accepts scholarship from Brent Kindred, Vice President of WATDA, at scholarship signing event

Rising Automotive Technician Hannah Ketter Awarded WATDA Scholarship at Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield

Published on Aug 8, 2023 by Talia Mushinsky

Brent Kindred, Vice President of WATDA, Proudly Presents a Scholarship Package to Hannah Ketter, a Promising Technician at Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield

Wisconsin's transportation industry is facing a historic talent shortage. But the future looks bright thanks to organizations like the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA). With the support of dealerships like Kunes Auto Group and industry partners, WATDA is making strides to ensure a highly skilled auto technician workforce in Wisconsin.

Hannah Ketter: A Symbol of Commitment and Excellence

Hannah Ketter holding her scholarship in front of a new red Buick on the showroom floor at Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield

The spotlight is on Hannah I. Ketter, from Brookfield, WI, a young automotive technician at Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield. Awarded a substantial scholarship package worth over $6,300 by the WATDA Foundation, Hannah's journey is a testament to her dedication and promise.

 

Brent Kindred, Vice President of WATDA, expressed his pride and admiration for Hannah: "We have gotten to know Hannah well over the last couple of months through our process. We also had her participate in an all-female technician panel discussion last month at our teacher training institute. She is in the center of this inspiring movement, and we are proud to present this scholarship to her."

Hannah Ketter shaking hands with Brent Kindred, Vice President of WATDA, at the scholarship signing event

Building Bridges: Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield and WATDA Foundation

Hannah's scholarship includes a $1,500 tuition grant for the automotive program at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, WI, and a tool set valued at $4,855 from Snap-on Corporation. It's a comprehensive support package that reflects WATDA's commitment to nurturing talent and closing the technician skill gap in Wisconsin.

 

Kunes Buick GMC of Greenfield plays an essential role in Hannah's success, providing her with hands-on training, mentoring, and full-time employment upon graduation.

WATDA Foundation: Paving the Way for Skilled Technicians

Since 1992, the WATDA Foundation has awarded over 2,300 transportation scholarships. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, its mission is to support educational initiatives that foster a highly skilled transportation workforce in Wisconsin. Learn more about the WATDA Foundation here.

Hannah Ketter speaking on a panel of all-female technicians at the teacher training institute

Hannah Ketter's achievement is a reminder of what's possible when commitment, education, and industry support align.

 

We are incredibly proud of Hannah and grateful to the WATDA Foundation and its Vice President, Brent Kindred, for recognizing her potential. For more information about joining our team at Kunes Auto Group, scheduling service for your current vehicle, or exploring our Buick and GMC vehicles, contact us today.

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