Automotive technology students at Pittsburg State have an increased supply of tools and parts on which to train thanks to a donation from a local business.

Molle Automotive in Pittsburg recently donated a collection of vehicle parts and tools to the Pitt State auto tech program, which will be used by students in a variety of ways.

“These were parts that Molle had in a warehouse and were no longer using,” Associate Professor Scott Norman said. “They approached us to see if we could put them to use, and we knew that we could.”

Norman said the parts, which include everything from spark plugs to fan belts, will help enhance the students’ educational experience.

“The more our students can be exposed to, the better,” Norman said. “Being able to examine and learn about a variety of different parts and functions is vital to a complete automotive technology education.”