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TCC AUTO PROGRAM WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FROM TOYOTA
Second Toyota win for TCC’s industry-based program
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 19, 2007) – Tidewater Community College’s Automotive Technology program has garnered a second recognition from a top automotive manufacturer.
Toyota has named TCC’s T-TEN (Toyota Technical Education Network) program one of only five in the country to receive the 2007 T-TEN School Recognition Award. The award recognizes the highest performing T-TEN schools across the United States.
T-TEN at TCC – a joint effort of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Central Atlantic Toyota Distributors Inc., Toyota dealers and TCC – leads to an associate degree or certification in the automotive technology field.
TCC will soon have a new venue for its corporate T-TEN and other manufacturer-based programs – the 30,000-square-foot Regional Automotive Technology Center moves closer to completion in Oakbrooke Business & Technology Center, the city of Chesapeake’s newest business park. TCC’s new center will feature eight 20-foot-high bays – with one designed for an 18-wheeler – and the latest in high-tech instructional equipment including ceiling-mounted video cameras to project hands-on demonstrations to everyone in the class.
A well-established model for industry partnerships, TCC’s automotive technology program boasts an award-winning advisory board comprised of 32 members from all areas of the industry, including regional dealerships.
For more details on the T-TEN program, click here.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,