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Nissan Canada donates training vehicle to Holland College Automotive Technology program
Thursday, February 9, 2012
(L-R) Second year student Margaret Douglas, learning manager Cliff Murray, first year student Morgan MacNeill and learning manager Jeff Dingwell take a closer look at the training vehicle donated to the Automotive Technology program by Nissan Canada.
Charlottetown, PE - Holland College's Automotive Technology program benefited from the addition of a training vehicle to be used for student development, thanks to the generosity of Nissan Canada.
Clifford Murray, instructor of the Automotive Technology program, is delighted with new training aid.
"We are very happy with this wonderful gift from Nissan Canada. It contains the most up to date technology available on today's cars, allowing students to practice and apply what they are learning with greater relevance. It will definitely give them an edge in terms of industry readiness at the end of their program," he said.
Claude Paquette, Manager of Technical Training with Nissan Canada oversaw the whole process, from donation to delivery.
"Nissan Canada Inc. is proud of its efforts to contribute to and assist both educational and community organizations in Canada. We are pleased to be able to make this donation to Holland College's Automotive Technology program," stated Paquette.
The computer and network systems technology that controls most of the functions found in the 2009 Nissan Infinity will be used on entry and mid level vehicles in the coming years, so it is of great value to the students. The vehicle has 16,000 km on it, with an estimated current value of $50,000; the estimated value for students: immeasurable.
For more information about this release, contact:
Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier, Executive Director
College Advancement and the Holland College Foundation
Tel: (902) 629-4273