Texarkana College partners with Ford and Toyota with auto industry certified training

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Dr. Donna McDaniel, Vice President-Texarkana College speaking at Tuesday's press conference at TC introducing the partnership with Ford and Toyota regarding TC's Auto Technology program.

It’s Official. Texarkana College in Texarkana, Texas  offers Auto industry-certified training for students enrolled in TC’s automotive technology, auto body, and diesel technology programs. College and auto industry representatives made the official announcement at a press conference Tuesday at the College.

Local dealership representatives including Todd Shores from Todd Shores McLarty Ford presented donated vehicles equipped with latest technology for instructors to use as training components alongside industry-specific training curriculum. The other local dealerships partnering with TC are Johnston Ford, Hope Auto  Group and Robbins Toyota.

Students currently enrolled attended the press conference

During the press conference students currently enrolled at TC in the auto industry certified programs at the school were acknowledged by officials at the press conference.

Texarkana College Ford Toyota training
Ford vehicles donated to TC.
Texarkana College Ford Toyota training
Toyota vehicles donated








“Regional automobile dealerships need a pipeline of industry-trained students to employ to meet the growing demand for skilled workers within this industry sector,” said Brandon Washington, dean of workforce education at Texarkana College. “Access to cutting-edge factory-backed curriculum and hands-on training with newer model vehicles provides Texarkana College students with a competitive advantage when seeking employment. We are honored to be selected by these automotive giants to provide customized training through our programs that benefits local and regional automobile dealerships, our community, and consumers.”

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Fox Sports Texarkana 97.1 FM and 1400 AM broadcasted the entire press conference live on the radio station Facebook page.

Students wishing to study atuo industry at Texarkana College can do so by registering on line at www.texarkanacollege.edu. Student aid Scholarships are available for those that qualify.