. This will include the Toyota Camry, Avalon, and Lexus. A release from KCTCS said that "These vehicles provide KCTCS students the opportunity to learn the latest technology in the automotive world."
The automotive technology program teaches students how to troubleshoot, maintain, service, and repair vehicles, according to Spectrum News 1. The programs also prepare graduates for entry-level service technician jobs in auto repair.
Many of these technical colleges wouldn’t be able to purchase cars frequently to keep up with changing auto technology. These donations from Toyota will make sure that KCTCS students can keep up with emerging technology.
The future of auto technology
Kim Ogle, Toyota Kentucky corporate communications manager, said that "We believe it’s our responsibility to partner with educators to support career readiness programs that help develop our future workforce."
Students in these auto technology programs will be more prepared to work in the industry after they graduate. Some of the models being donated, especially the hybrids, align with the industry’s shift to battery-powered vehicles.
The future of car technology will look a lot different as gas-powered vehicles are replaced with EVs. It’ll be important for technicians to be trained to repair and take care of EVs. To work on EV production, companies like
Having trained technicians that know how to work on EVs is also important for consumers to feel confident switching to electric. For now, the lack of adequate charging infrastructure, and increased costs of car insurance for EVs, might make some consumers hesitate to buy an EV.
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Jane Lu is excited about writing and digital media. She has published blog posts for SAP’s Digitalist Magazine with a focus on emerging technology and trends. When she’s not writing about car insurance or upcoming vehicles, you can find her drawing on a graphics tablet or trying to find new places with good french fries.