Red Deer College will now have a pair of new vehicles for its students to work on.
Cam Clark Ford and Ford Canada teamed up to donate a pair of vehicles to the college Tuesday, to be used in RDC’s automotive training program.
The two vehicles, a 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 F-150 were damaged by flooding in Fort McMurray and needed minor repairs and a good cleaning before heading off to their new home.
“This is an incredible opportunity because we have a partnership with RDC with regards to our apprentices here. We’ve had lots of students who’ve successfully graduated the program,” said Robyn Pederson, service manager, Cam Clark Ford.
“When Ford Motor Company said to us, do you want to participate in this? It was very easily a yes.”
The donation gives students the chance to get hands-on training with some of the latest technology available in vehicles.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity. Ford Canada and the awesome team here at Cam Clark Ford, they’ve really stepped up and it’s through industry support that we can bring cutting-edge training to our apprentices,” said David Pye, associate dean, Red Deer College.
“Students get the opportunity to not only work on the two vehicles that were donated which have new technology, they’ve also given us access to their ACE training program, which is the program they use to train their own technicians. That’ll give us the ability to integrate some of that in the teach we do for students.”