Toyota tunes up program with Clark College

first_imgThis story was written by a staff member of The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, as part of a collaboration with The Columbian called Voices From Clark College. It was published Wednesday in The Independent.Toyota Motor Corp. is upgrading a partnership with Clark College, and about 40 other community colleges and vocational schools nationwide, that provides training and jobs for automotive students.In return for its support of the auto training programs, the Japanese automaker will employ technicians from Clark College’s automotive program who are specialized to work on Toyota vehicles.The partnership is an upgrade to the approximately 25-year-old Toyota Technical Education Network program designed to train technicians for careers within Toyota dealerships, Clark College automotive instructor Jason Crone said.Until now, students in the Toyota training program and general automotive students have received the same training. Beginning next fall, the program will split into a nighttime general automotive program and a daytime program with a Toyota-specific curriculum, both extending two years, Clark College automotive department professor Tonia Haney said.last_img read more

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