Cerritos College receives Subaru donation for Import Technician Training Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2011
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. - August 23, 2011 - Cerritos College's Center for Advanced Transportation Technology received a high performance engine donated by Subaru of America on August 12.
Subaru's Field Service Training Manager Don Heck and District Parts & Service Manager Dan Page presented the engine to the college's Automotive Instructor Leonard Glick.
The 2.5 litter H4 Boxer engine is not camera shy at all. The engine came from the 2008 Impreza STI that starred alongside Vin Diesel in the 2009 film Fast and Furious.
Subaru's generosity toward Cerritos College is nothing new. It donated scholarship funds for auto students in 2010, and is planning to come back this year with additional scholarship funds.
"We are pleased to continue our efforts in helping to support Cerritos College automotive students advancing their education," said Page.
"Having late model high-performance engines such as this is essential in providing our students with hands-on training in latest technology," said Glick, instructor in the college's Import Technician Training program (ITTP). "With each new training part and vehicle, our students develop further expertise and marketability as new employees within the industry. We are grateful to Subaru who support our program many ways."
ITTP is a two-year automotive program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professionalism of entry-level dealership technicians. Curriculum is designed collaboratively between various auto corporations and Cerritos College. The program involves not only attending classroom lectures and laboratories on import products at the college, but also requires the student to gain simultaneous work experience as a student at an import auto dealership.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.