MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia has continued its support for tertiary institutions by donating a “$1 car” to support training for apprentices and technicians.
These vehicles are regularly donated by Ford as they are unable to be sold in the market, largely because they are first builds or have been used for extensive testing by Product Development.
Students at the Berri Campus of the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in South Australia recently took delivery of a Ford Territory, where it will be used to develop their mechanical training skills.
The TAFE Berri Campus recently completed refurbishing their existing workshop and submitted a request to Ford for a donated vehicle to help the students learn on the latest technology, which would then benefit the automotive industry in their local area.
Ford Australia donates such vehicles throughout the year, along with parts for vehicles, as part of its efforts to support education in this field.
In addition, Ford also regularly donates to State Emergency Service groups and is currently preparing to deliver four cars to the Melbourne Fire Brigade – vehicles which can be used to train Australian emergency service and rescue teams.
Students at the Berri Campus of the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) will use the Territory to develop their mechanical training skills.