DENSO Donates Nearly 700 Auto Components to Cerritos College Automotive Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2016
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. – October 3, 2016 – Cerritos College’s Automotive Technology Program recently received more than 700 automotive parts donated by DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of DENSO Corporation, a global automotive components manufacturer. The parts will be used for hands-on student training, and some components will be shared with local high school automotive programs, including Norwalk and Artesia High Schools.
“We donated to Cerritos College because of its strong automotive technician training program and because it serves the Long Beach area. We hope the components will be used to teach future generations of automotive technicians how to repair and replace vital engine components and systems,” said Wayne Eiffes, senior manager, Quality, Technical Services and Warranty, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
"The automotive department will utilize these components in the auto electrical classes, air conditioning classes, and engine performance classes,” said David Roper, instructor in the College’s Automotive Technology program. “Students will be able to completely disassemble the donated components and see the internal workings, further enabling their ability to properly diagnose faults. We are thankful to DENSO for their continued support to our automotive program.”
About Cerritos College: 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 www.cerritos.edu.