The donation from Ford of Canada and Cambrian Ford part of a nationwide program, where flood-damaged vehicles given to automotive tech students for training
“Cambrian Ford has always been a strong supporter of the automotive trades program at Cambrian College,” said Ken Robertson, fixed operations manager, Cambrian Ford. “We have had representation on their automotive program advisory committee for over 20 years and continue to support students in the co-op placement program.
“Each year, we award a bursary to a student enrolled in the automotive trade program at the college. This bursary was established in honour of the late Stephen McCulloch. Celebrating our 110th anniversary this year, we look forward to continuing to be a strong supporter of the City of Sudbury and partner of Cambrian College.”
The donation is part of a nationwide initiative in which Ford of Canada is donating a total of 95 vehicles to automotive technology educational institutions across the country. These vehicles were damaged due to flooding last year and have been deemed irreparable. As such, Ford of Canada saw an opportunity to bring some of the latest in vehicle technology to automotive programs across Canada. Cambrian Ford prepared the vehicle for this donation that will provide a hands-on learning experience for the students.
As part of this donation, Ford of Canada is providing students at Cambrian College access to their online Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) training. ACE is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ford dealerships, and secondary and post-secondary institutions that aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry.
“Thank you, Cambrian Ford and Ford of Canada for the donation of these vehicles to our Motive Power Technician program and providing our students access to Ford’s online Automotive Career Exploration training,” said Darrell Clarke, Chair of Cambrian College’s School of Skills Training. “When our students get to work on the latest vehicles, while utilizing industry-standard technology and training, it prepares them for their careers right out of college. Thank you for this investment in our program, our students and our future journeypersons in the automotive industry.”