MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) continues to bolster post-secondary automotive programs in Canada, today announcing its support for SAIT Polytechnic's School of Transportation with the donation of a drivetrain display. This new learning tool allows a view of the inside workings of an automobile with the body removed.
The drivetrain will be on display at the main west entrance of the Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre for current students to view. It will also be incorporated into various events and tours when visitors pass through the Automotive Centre. As a learning tool, it will be used in component identification, aiding entry-level classes in the Automotive Service Technology diploma program, the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program as well as the Parts Technician apprenticeship program.
Before reaching SAIT Polytechnic, Subaru's drivetrain display travelled across the country as part of the Canadian auto show circuit, illustrating the unique layout of the SUBARU BOXER engine and the Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system.
"Subaru is pleased to lend support by providing this great visual aid," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Earlier this summer, Subaru donated a drivetrain to the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College. We're thrilled to support as many schools across the country as we can. We're proud to be a part of the learning process, while introducing a new generation to the benefits of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive."
"Our current program delivers component and system training," said Matt Carpenter, Academic Chair, Automotive Service Programs. "The Subaru display allows the students to see all of the components working together."
The School of Transportation has been part of SAIT Polytechnic since its inception in 1916, with the original discipline of Motor Mechanics. The school has grown from three courses and a handful of students to a comprehensive provider of programming, ranging from automotive, aviation, heavy duty and rail. The School of Transportation operates from three different campuses: SAIT Main Campus (the Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre), the Mayland Heights campus with the Centre for Rail Training and Technology and RV Excellence Centre, and the Art Smith Aero Centre located at the Calgary International Airport.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
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SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
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