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Japanese Students Travel to the United States to Tour the Cerritos College Automotive Program
200 students from the Nissan Kyoto Automotive Program traveled from Japan to the United States to tour the Cerritos College Automotive Program on May 12th and 13th, 2014.
The visitation consisted of three Automotive (Automotive Mechanical Repair) and Auto Body (Automotive Collision Repair) classes specialty designed with translators provided by MTC and visual demonstration for the Japanese students and. Students also had the opportunity to visit a Nissan or Infinity dealership.
"This is a great opportunity to show off our school and our automotive program. We can expose the students to some automotive technical and historical subjects that they have probably never experienced. The participants should be able to leave with information that is within their area of study while gaining a better understanding of our automotive culture. This will be a great experience for all of us,” said Automotive Instructor, Leonard Glick.
The courses students will attended were: 100 years of Bonneville Salt Flats Racing, Custom Automotive Pin Striping Technique, and Custom Color Matching Technique.
100 years of Bonneville Salt Flats Racing was presented by Tony Baron, Cerritos College Automotive instructor and Speed Record holder. The class was be an overview of Bonneville Salt Flats racing.
Custom Automotive Pin Striping Technique was presented by Brian Ferre, Cerritos College Automotive Collision Repair instructor and custom painter. The class was an introduction to custom pin striping techniques. Materials were also provided for students to participate.
Custom Color Matching Technique was presented by Jose Heded, Cerritos College Automotive Collision Repair instructor and Auto Body business owner. The class was an overview of paint matching techniques.
"Welcoming students from Japan will provide an opportunity for them to get a sense of how Career and Technical Education programs are run in the United States, and we are interested in finding out how automotive programs are structured in Japan. Cerritos College has long standing partnerships with GM, Ford, and Chrysler. This may be an opportunity for our College to develop a partnership with Nissan,” said Automotive Instructor, Joe Mulleary.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Cerritos College Automotive Technology Program offers certificates, degrees and special programs in automotive repair, collision repair, alternative fuels, smog training, advanced transportation technology and automotive management.
To learn more about our programs, visit http://cms.cerritos.edu/
Cerritos College Technology Division