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Gulf States Toyota and Fowler Toyota Donate Car to MNTC

on September 19, 2019

Gulf States Toyota and Fowler Toyota donated a new Toyota Corolla to Moore Norman Technology Center’s Automotive Service Technology program before representatives from Toyota, local and statewide government officials, more than 50 MNTC students, instructors and local businesses today. 

This donation provides students with the latest in automotive technology, helping them practice repairs on modern vehicles with hands-on training with the Toyota Express Maintenance, which includes oil and filter change, tire rotation and brake, fluid and multi-point inspections.

Gulf States Toyota Workforce Manager Robert Trevino said, “Providing this vehicle for the automotive program to teach their students to perform modern technical vehicle repairs is very important to us. We’re proud of our strong relationship with Fowler Toyota and Moore Norman Technology Center and the work they are doing in Oklahoma to prepare the next generation of skilled workers.”

State Director of the Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education Dr. Marcie Mack said, “In Oklahoma CareerTech, we look nationally at the conversation of the skills gap and how we are going to make sure that we have qualified workers that businesses and industry need. So today, as we sit with our business partners and our students and educators, we get to work to bring all of them together to make sure that we are filling the skills gap for Oklahoma businesses and industry.”

MNTC Superintendent Brian Ruttman said, “Solid partnerships between Moore Norman Technology Center and our local employers are essential. To have Fowler Toyota and Gulf States Toyota make an investment of this size to our Automotive Service Technology career program shows that they are truly committed to our students learning and training on vehicles with advanced technology. We are so very grateful to both Fowler Toyota and Gulf States Toyota for this donation. We look forward to a long, continued partnership and we remain focused on providing qualified graduates for our local workforce and for the automotive industry.” 

Also in attendance were Fowler Holding Company President Jonathan Fowler, Norman City Councilman, Ward 6 Bill Scanlon, Norman Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Scott Martin, General Manager of Fowler Toyota Dallas McClary, Gulf States Toyota Technical Training & Collision Senior Manager Dale Frommer, Gulf States Toyota District Parts & Service Manager Brian McGonigal and Fowler Toyota Service Manager Ross Burk. 

MNTC Auto Service Technology Instructor Lee Dow said, “The students who are participating in this program have a real passion for it and they see it impacting their future. Learning the auto service trade on current model cars has a real-world impact on our students’ lives.”

To learn more about MNTC's Automotive Service Technology career program visit here or call 405-801-5000.