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Bill Colwell Ford recently donated a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse to the Automotive Technology program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA. This donation makes Bill Colwell Ford the first dealership in the Cedar Valley to become a part of Hawkeye’s Key Partners program. The program builds relationships between local car dealerships and the college to provide vehicles for demonstration and teaching in the Automotive Technology program.

“As the technology in vehicles becomes increasingly complex, it becomes crucial to have skilled technicians to service them. Which is why we’re happy to help our local students and supply them with the tools to succeed in the future,” commented Blake Colwell, General Manager at Bill Colwell Ford.


The Automotive Technology program prepares students for entry-level careers in automotive maintenance and repair. Using the latest systems, tools, and diagnostic equipment in the industry, students work on a variety of different vehicle makes and models. They learn to adapt to changing technology as vehicle components and systems become increasingly sophisticated.

We’re proud to be a Key Partner with Hawkeye Community College, and we wish success to all of the Automotive Technology students!


Pictured aboveDavid Todd (Quick Lane Manager), LaVerne Tradel (Service & Parts Director), Bill Colwell (Owner), Blake Colwell (General Manager), Gerrot Jacobson (Automotive Technology Program Advisor), Jake Fenton (Student at Hawkeye Community College), and Brian Thomas (Automotive Technology Program Advisor)

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