HTC Graduate Ashley Winzig

HTC Ford ASSET Program Graduate Ashley Winzig


As the only female Ford technician at the Ford-Lincoln dealership in Apple Valley, Ashley stands out.  Most of the time she doesn’t even think about it, but every once in a while she has to deal with a customer who doesn’t believe women should be working on vehicles in a shop setting. “It’s not about the people who are telling me I can’t,” she explains. “It’s about the people who are telling me I can.”

Ashley is one of only a handful of women to graduate from HTC’s Ford ASSET program and is also the youngest woman ever to earn a Senior Master Ford certification. “I was told by instructors and managers that I was more or less a pioneer for other women,” Winzig laughs. “But it’s not really all about gender.”

When Winzig enrolled in HTC’s Ford ASSET program, she found a mentor who saw past her ponytail; program administrator Drew Goddard. When asked to describe him, Winzig doesn’t stop to think. “He’s basically awesome,” she says. Although Winzig graduated from HTC in 2013, she and Goddard still stay in touch and he occasionally stops by to visit her at work like he does with many former students.

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  • Almost 300 students received scholarships totaling $296,800.  The number of scholarship applications submitted over the past five years has doubled. This year more than 1000 students submitted scholarship applications.
  • Rotary STRIVE students received matching scholarships totaling $4000.
  • $8400 assisted students with transportation costs and subsidized the purchase of Go-to-College bus cards.  Bus passes sell out quickly and more would sell if available.
  • $4775 in grants was awarded to faculty and staff for innovative programs that enhance learning and student success.
  • Tech Trek, the annual dinner and auction, brought in over $115,500 in revenue.  At least 70% of net proceeds will be designated for general scholarships.
  • The annual employee campaign raised over $46,000 with 67% participation.
  • In-kind donations to the college and foundation totaled over $769,000.
  • Endowments total over $1,131,457.  These endowments will provide permanent sources of scholarships.
  • Total giving exceeded $4.3 million since the Foundation was established in 1999. With in-kind gifts the amount is over $6.3 million.
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