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Suffolk Designated Prestigious Toyota T-TEN Trainer For Long Island Metro/ New York City Region
Suffolk County Community College will be the first Toyota T-Ten certified school in the Long Island/New York City metro region and will be the standard for T-TEN training for the region. Suffolk will now train students be Toyota and Lexus ASE-Certified technicians. The program is designed to create a career path for students who will have the opportunity to move into leadership and educational positions.
Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun McKay said that Toyota's designation is a big win for the college and Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Community College and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. representatives celebrate Suffolk's certification as T-TEN certified. In the foreground, a display of binders containing the voluminous amount of technical information technicians must master to become Toyota certified Master Technicians.
Suffolk County Community College student Gabriel Peralta of Miller Place is a first-year student in the Toyota program and said the new designation at the college by Toyota will open future doors to for him. "Suffolk and Toyota are providing me with a tremendous opportunity," Peralta said.
The partnership combines classroom and lab work at Suffolk County Community College with actual work experience at Toyota dealerships. When students graduate, they have a minimum of two ASE certifications.
Thanks to a significant investment in Suffolk’s program, students train using the latest Toyota technology. Toyota has donated cars and equipment worth nearly $60,000 to Suffolk’s program in the last year and nearly a half-million dollars in the last five years.