Shoreline T-TEN students visit Seattle auto show

Shoreline T-TEN students

Shoreline T-TEN students at The Seattle International Auto Show on Oct. 8, 2015, include (from left, name and dealer sponsor): Raphael Smither, Toyota of Seattle; Van Ho, Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue; Leon Ban, Toyota of Seattle; Ryan Grubbs, Toyota of Lake City; Donovan Vu, Burien Toyota; MJ Legaspi, Lexus of Seattle; Jeff Cromwell, Shoreline T-TEN instructor; Connor Alcott, Burien Toyota; Faris Hanhaz, Lexus of Bellevue.

Students in the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program at Shoreline Community College visited the Seattle International Auto Show on October 8, 2015.  Students were able to check out the latest technologies in the automotive industry.

“This is a great opportunity for the T-TEN Students to go and see what other manufacturers are putting out for customers to buy and drive,” said Kevin Roner, T-TEN Coordinator and Instructor at Shoreline.

The Professional Automotive Training Center – Dealer Training Academy at Shoreline Community College is the premier automotive technician program in the U.S. The Center and its industry partners originated this innovative model that integrates education with hands-on workplace experience.

Every student in one of the four factory-sponsored programs is sponsored by a local automobile dealership. Students are in a cycle of 11 weeks (one academic quarter) at the Center, then 11 weeks in their dealership throughout the two-year program. Students can graduate with a two-year Applied Associate in Arts and Sciences degree as well as numerous manufacturer-specific training certificates.

Seattle International Auto ShowA shorter, non-manufacturer specific program called the General Service Technician (GST) program has students attend two quarters at the Center followed by one quarter in a workplace setting. GST students receive a certificate of proficiency

The Seattle International Auto Show ran through Oct. 11, 2015, with most major automotive manufacturers are represented at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Shoreline’s partner, Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) oversees ownership of the Seattle International Auto Show. Motor Trend Auto Shows, the nation’s largest auto show production company, produced the show on behalf of WSADA.

“With a seasoned team of automotive and event production experts from Motor Trends, we know the Seattle International Auto Show provides auto enthusiasts and those in-the-market to purchase with an innovative and re-imagined experience,” said Vicki Giles Fabré, WSADA Executive Vice President.