For immediate release
September 8, 2011
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443-840-4668 / 443-761-2482 (cell)
Isuzu presents CCBC Automotive Program with
$42K 2011 N-Series Truck
Donation will become part of CCBC’s ‘Rolling, Real World Learning Labs’
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – The Community College of Baltimore County’s Automotive Program recently received a gift from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. of a brand new N-Series truck with an appraised value of $42,238. This fully equipped vehicle comes with a 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter diesel engine and all the bells and whistles of Isuzu trucks.
According to CCBC Diesel Program Coordinator Robert Lupini, “This gift offers the newest in green technology for diesel trucks and will provide our students with hands-on experience to be successful in tomorrow’s world.” Isuzu is also supplying CCBC with all of the tools and information needed to perform classroom lectures and labs on this product. Lupini notes that this vehicle will join CCBC’s fleet of vehicles - “Rolling, Real World Learning Labs” - that are used by CCBC automotive and diesel technology students.
“Isuzu is very excited to partner with CCBC and its Diesel Technology program. Our year and a half partnership has proven to be successful and valuable not only for our technicians, but for the school,” comments Michael Rossetti, National Technical Manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “We hope that by donating this vehicle and other engine components as well as the necessary technical information, CCBC students will learn to better understand diesel engines and the commercial truck industry.”
Rossetti formally presented the keys to the truck to CCBC representatives, Michael Netzer, dean of the School of Applied and Information Technology, Doug Kendzierski and Robert Lupini, during an informal ceremony in July.
“This gift is part of an expanding relationship with Isuzu, in which we are their regional training site for diesel technicians,” remarks Doug Kendzierski, department chairman for Applied Technology at CCBC.
For additional information on the Diesel and Equipment Maintenance Technology program at CCBC, contact Robert Lupini at 443-840-5981.
Photo of keys presentation available at www.flickr.com/ccbcmedia
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