Ford of Canada partners rev up learning with generous donation
Making the best of a tough situation
It’s hard to turn a natural disaster into something positive, but that’s precisely what Ford of Canada, Fairley and Stevens Ford, and MacPhee Ford managed to do for NSCC students.
In 2020, flooding damaged 95 vehicles from Ford Motors Company of Canada’s fleet. While the new vehicles could no longer be sold, they were able to be used by students to learn and gain valuable hands-on experience.
NSCC Akerley Campus received two of these vehicles for their Automotive Service and Repair Program – a 2020 Ford F-150, and a 2020 Ford Edge ST.
“Having these new vehicles allows faculty to better teach students the latest technology available in vehicles today. It keeps our program current with the needs of the automotive industry,” says Rick Long, Automotive Service and Repair Program instructor at NSCC Akerley Campus.
Along with these new vehicles, Ford of Canada is providing students with access to their online Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) training. The training is part of a program that current technicians complete at Ford dealerships.
“The donation of the Edge ST is a great opportunity for the technicians of the future to get a look at the latest in powertrain and overall car technology,” says Andrew MacPhee, Dealer Principal with MacPhee Ford, Dartmouth.
Akerley Campus Automotive Service and Repair students can anticipate working with these two vehicles and the ACE program starting in Fall 2021.
We are very happy to be a part of giving back. NSCC plays a major role in the success of the Fairley and Stevens Ford service department. We look forward to working together in the future, for many more years to come.