BROOKLYN PARK, MINN. – Hennepin Technical College has received a new 3.5L V-6 EcoBoost motor donated by Ford Motor Company that will be used for training and certifying students in the college’s Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) program.

“The EcoBoost motor is a direct injection twin-turbocharged gas engine, so this is very new technology with great fuel economy and performance,” said HTC instructor Drew Goddard. “Ford is committed to training future service technicians and we appreciate their continued support of the program at HTC.” The donation to the college, including a new heavy-duty engine stand, is over $8,000.

Ford ASSET is a 24-month, six semester associate degree training program that provides students with the skills to succeed in the rapidly advancing automotive industry. By combining classroom training and automotive internship experiences at a sponsoring dealership, students benefit from specialized training on Ford vehicles, components, and software.

For information, contact Drew Goddard at (763) 488-2443 or drew.goddard@hennepintech.edu

About Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College is Minnesota’s largest technical college, serving more than 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. HTC offers more than 45 programs of study, leading to certificates, diplomas, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. In addition, cutting-edge continuing education is available through HTC’s Customized Training Services.

HTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system of 31 community and technical colleges and universities serving more than 420,000 students across the state.

Last updated by jlaabs : 2012-01-04 11:22:29