New cars donated for automotive program


Champaign – Parkland College Students received free, brand new cars today, but not for cruising.


This morning the college's automotive program was presented with two 2012 Volkswagon Passats. The program's aspiring technicians will get to study and work with the new cars hands-on.


Performing under car service, and working on the brakes, steering, and suspension services. Director of Automotive Technology, John Ross said you can't teach these things with a textbook. "We can read in a book, we can watch a Youtube video, but to actually put your hands on the components, that's where the learning takes place."


Volkswagon of America donated the vehicles; the vehicles were presented by O'briens Auto Park of Urbana. Students will work on the cars for up to three years.

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