Mohawk College in Hamilton and Ford of Canada are teaming up to ensure automotive technology students receive valuable hands-on experience.
Eastgate Ford has donated a 2020 Ford Escape and a 2020 Ford F-150 for use by qualified tradesmen in the university’s power programs.
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Eastgate Ford’s Robert Fricker says that “students can take the vehicles apart and put them back together, they can analyze and diagnose any repairs or any problems with the vehicles.”
“They get to work on current model year vehicles,” adds Fricker, “these are actually new vehicles that they would see in the workforce.”
The donation is part of a national initiative in which Ford of Canada is donating 95 vehicles, which were damaged due to flooding last year, to automotive technology programs across the country.
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“We inspect them beforehand, to make sure there is no water damage,” says Fricker, “however, Ford felt that these vehicles cannot be resold, so they are now donated to the university.”
“Industry partnerships and contributions play a critical role in the high quality of education and training that Mohawk provides,” says Alison Horton, Vice President of Academics for Mohawk College. “We are grateful to Ford of Canada and Eastgate Ford for their generosity and support.”
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