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Friday March 14

Toyota Sponsors CCAR’s S/P2 Online Training for Toyota Technical Education Network

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) has received a corporate grant from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., to provide CCAR’s “S/P2” online training in Safety and Pollution Prevention to the schools across the U.S. that comprise the Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN).

CCAR is providing S/P2 free of charge to the nation’s students pursuing careers in automotive service and collision repair, thanks in part to the support of corporate sponsors that include BASF Corporation, CARQUEST, and CARSTAR Automotive, Inc.

T-TEN was established by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., in 1986, in collaboration with educational leaders and Toyota dealers. The innovative program has allowed more than 3,000 students to take advantage of T-TEN through the auspices of nearly 60 handpicked vocational and community colleges nationwide.

In informing CCAR of the grant, Tracy Underwood, Toyota’s National Manager-Corporate Contributions, noted, “…it is clear that (CCAR has) outstanding goals for creating harmony between technical training practices and the stewardship of our environment. We are proud to be able to support you in these efforts.”

CCAR’s Internet-based S/P2 training addresses the key Safety and Pollution Prevention issues that face schools training future technicians for positions in the automotive service and collision repair industry, as well as professionals at work in shops and dealerships around the nation. The program was developed by CCAR over a two-year period in accord with U.S. EPA and OSHA standards, which require both shop personnel and students receive training in safety and environmental regulations before entering the workplace.

Established in 1994, CCAR is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and image of automotive technicians. CCAR’s more than 200 affiliates represent all segments of the automotive service and collision repair industry, including vehicle manufacturers and dealers, national automotive chains and local repair shops, and colleges and universities that offer training in automotive service and collision repair.

CCAR operates “CCAR-GreenLink,” the national environmental compliance assistance center for the automotive industry, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

CCAR is a partner with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., in its “Environmental Assistance Network.” Toyota’s EAN allows Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide to have access to the information from CCAR-GreenLink in a web site that has been designed specifically for the dealers.

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