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* Toyota T-Ten Program once again wins national award

The Toyota T-TEN Program at Shoreline Community College has received the T-TEN School Recognition Award from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., the fourth time in five years. The award is given to the highest performing T-TEN schools located at colleges across the country.

Matt Spitzer, Toyota T-TEN instructor at Shoreline, says there are 53 schools across the country that offer the Toyota program. Each year, about five programs across the country receive the T-TEN School Recognition Award.

Shoreline’s program was selected for its excellent implementation of the national training model, including placement of students at Toyota dealerships, meeting graduate objectives, maintenance of instructor and program certifications and compliance with Toyota training requirements.

The award was presented by Rick Lester, Technician Development Manager – Toyota, at the Board of Trustees meeting last night in the Board Room.

The Toyota T-TEN program was started nationally in 1986; Shoreline started its program in 1987. Shoreline Community College works with 15 Toyota and Lexus dealerships across Puget Sound. A total of 145 people have received Toyota certification through Shoreline’s program in 21 years.

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