During a formal presentation on April 10, 2019, Serramonte Ford donated a 2012 Ford Focus to Skyline College as part of a strategic partnership to support learning in automotive classes at the school.
The vehicle was donated as part of the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) partnership between Skyline College and Serramonte Ford. ACE strives to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry, such as the service technician path.
“Serramonte Ford is honored to partner with Skyline College and we proudly donate this Ford Focus to the automotive program,” said Sohail Tabar, General Manager of Serramonte Ford. “These students are working so hard and we only hope to contribute to their journeys by supplying them the tools necessary for them to thrive in their automotive careers. We are eager to welcome them in the near future.”
Skyline College offers both day and night classes for students who want to learn how to work on cars from bumper to bumper. The students will use the Ford vehicle for demonstrations, student training exercises and to practice their skills learned during class.
“Skyline College is very grateful to Serramonte Ford for donating this 2012 Ford Focus and sponsoring us in the Ford Automotive Career Exploration program,” said Thomas Broxholm, Automotive Technology Program Coordinator. “We currently have about 132 students on a career certification and Associate in Science Degree pathway. In addition, we have 80 students attending evening and weekend classes to upgrade their automotive skills and working towards an AS degree in automotive technology. Adding this Ford Focus to our automotive program will provide valuable work experience for our students using Ford technology.”
Serramonte Ford has been on the Skyline College Advisory Board for 15 years and has worked with Mr. Broxholm for the past year to finalize this partnership and vehicle donation. Serramonte Ford currently has six alumni and one current student from Skyline College working at the dealership.
Article by Thomas Broxholm