Toyota Donates Vehicles, Automotive Simulator to College

Published 07.16.2001


Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. and Lexus Service Training recently donated two sport utility vehicles valued at more than $16,000 and an automotive simulator valued at $40,000 to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. donated a damaged 2000 Lexus RX300 SUV valued at $9,165 and a damaged 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV valued at $7,000. Both vehicles will be used for instructional purposes by collision-repair programs in Penn College?s School of Transportation Technology.

Lexus Service Training donated a computer-controlled Lexus 400 automotive simulator to the College

Penn College has been part of the Toyota Technical Education Network since 1991 and offers an associate-degree program in Automotive Technology/Toyota Emphasis.

"The damaged vehicles will be used in our T-TEN collision repair program," said Colin W. Williamson, dean of the School of Transportation Technology. "The donation enables students to work on late-model luxury vehicles, an experience possible only through the support of Toyota."

"The Lexus simulator is being used in our engine electrical course and will also be used in the suspension and brake courses," Williamson added. "The trainer is unique in that it serves to demonstrate several systems, including engine electronics, ride control and ABS."

The donated vehicles were presented to the College by Roy Miller, area T-TEN manager for Toyota. Bob Eyler of Lexus Service Training presented the automotive simulator. Williamson accepted the donations for Penn College.