PANAMA CITY, Panama – Students at a local technical school will get an up-close look at the inner workings of a Ford Ranger thanks to a donation from Ford Motor Company. Its dealers in Panama, Distribuidora David Ford and Ford Cincuentenario, delivered a 2013 Ranger to Don Bosco Technical Institute to be used by students in the school’s electronics, precision mechanics and electrical mechanics courses.
The donation stems from Ford’s recognition of the industry need for trained technical staff who are well-versed in new vehicle technologies, resulting in job opportunities for qualified students.
Physically studying the Ranger along with the accompanying digital material and manuals will help the students understand its design and operation on both the theoretical and practical levels.
“We are thrilled that these teenagers can benefit from our Ranger and that we are contributing to their promising future,” said Lorraine Urdaz, manager, Public Affairs, Central America and the Caribbean.
Don Bosco Technical Institute is a religious educational community that offers students a comprehensive education and strives to prepare them to meet the challenges of a changing world. The school offers both theoretical and practical classes and has a robust job-placement program for its graduates.
Father Mauricio Dada, the school’s director, says studying the Ranger will strengthen Don Bosco’s workshop courses, laboratories and job placement program. “The donation of this vehicle is a valuable aid for us. We have a car workshop, and it can be used to teach students in different subjects for their final preparation.”