Prince George, British Columbia — On Feb. 18 a local Ford dealership donated two vehicles to the College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) Automotive Service Training program to help students learn about new technology in today’s vehicles.
The vehicles included a Ford F150 and Expedition, which were both damaged in a flood, so the dealership, Prince George Ford decided to donate them to Canada’s future technicians.
“We’re in a trade where there’s a major transition happening from combustion engines to electric, and with the way the environment is going and all that stuff, it’s pretty much inevitable that we’re going to get to that,” said Lucas Rene de Cotret, auto trade student at CNC in an interview with PrinceGeorgeMatters. “So being able to work on these vehicles which are at the cutting-edge of technology and state-of-the-art is what’s really going to benefit us into the future because our trade is going to be less mechanical and more electrical as more time goes on.”
These vehicles are just two of 95 vehicles donated to auto programs across the country by local Ford dealerships.