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Toyota Donates Vehicles, Engine

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. recently donated four vehicles and an engine cutaway with a combined value of $44,956 to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The College has been part of the Toyota-Technical Education Network since 1991 and offers an associate-degree program in Automotive Technology/Toyota Emphasis.

The vehicles donated are a 1998 RAV 4 valued at $13,675, which will be used for instructional purposes only; a 1998 Tacoma valued at $13,250, which will be used by automotive instructors when they travel on school-related duties; a 1998 Tacoma valued at $12,840, which will be used for instructional purposes only; and a 1998 Lexus V8 engine cutaway valued at $5,191, which will be used for instructional purposes.

The Tacoma vehicles were presented to the College by Rick Lester, Toyota’s Technical Education Network manager. The RAV 4 and Lexus engine were presented by Randall Preece, area manager for T-TEN..

“The donated vehicles and engine allow the students to be exposed to the latest technology, thus giving the sponsoring Toyota dealerships the best possible educated entry-level technicians,” said Colin W. Williamson, dean of the School of Transportation Technology at Penn College.