Toyota Motor Sales has donated a 5.7-Liter Toyota V8 engine through Shoreline Community College’s Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) program to Shorewood High School. The donation will help support Shorewood’s automotive program and its students.
“This donation will give Shorewood’s students real world equipment to help create interest in the automotive field and allow students to train on the latest in technology,” said Michael Boehm, Director of Dealer Services & Manufacturer Relations for Shoreline’s Professional Automotive Training Center – Dealer Academy.
“Investing in our local high school students in this way just makes sense,” Boehm said. “Exposing them to the career possibilities in the automotive industry at an early age exposes students to a range of opportunities and strengthens the manufacturing community as a whole.”
The T-TEN program is a two-year cooperative program resulting in an Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences. Students spend alternating quarters in class and working in a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealership. T-TEN provides students with the fundamental skills to succeed in the workplace along with valuable hands-on experience.