Auto Tech Student Chosen to Receive Inaugural Scholarship

November 28, 2012

Travis Safi of Bethlehem has been selected to receive a 2012 Mobile Air Conditioning SocietyWarren Farnell and Travis Safi (MACS) Scholarship to support his studies in the Automotive Technology Program at Northampton Community College.

"I always knew that I would come to NCC," says Safi, a Liberty High School graduate who also completed the auto-tech program at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School. "My older brother is a Northampton student, and my high school instructors brought us on a campus tour so I knew it would be right for me."

Today, Safi is enrolled in the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at NCC. The two-year program leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Science and requires extensive hands-on and classroom instruction. Additionally, students complete three internships at new car dealerships and/or service centers under the direction of a master technician. "I'll be at Scott Chevrolet in Allentown," says Safi. "I'm really looking forward to it.

"We are very proud that the MAC Society selected Northampton Community College as a destination for their scholarship this year," says Warren Farnell, Director of NCC's Automotive Technology Program. "In fact, this is the first year that the society has awarded scholarships like this one so it's a special honor for NCC and a special honor for Travis."

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society, the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket, provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians and has certified over 960,000 technicians. MACS has also assisted more than one million technicians to comply with Clean Air Act requirements in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.


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