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Students learning skills to become Subaru tennicians at CCC's Automotive Department

CONTRIBUTED BY CCC - Clackamas Community College students and faculty celebrate the arrival of the STI donated by Subaru. Pictured from left, David Mortlock, service manager Lithia Subaru; Ken Benson, Subaru national training and field operations manager; Jared Green, CCC instructor; Mitch May, Subaru-U west region education coordinator.Students at Clackamas Community College (CCC) are now training to be Subaru technicians for free thanks to a partnership between the school's Automotive Department and the manufacturer to bring its Subaru University (Subaru-U) training program to the college.

Spearheaded by CCC instructor Jared Green, Subaru donated three cars to the college — a 2017 STI, a 2017 Outback and a 2016 Forester — to provide students with hands-on experience. Students work with Subaru factory tools and software along with stand-alone engines and other Subaru car parts.

The hands-on experience, coupled with Subaru's online training program, gives students the ability to earn the entry-level skills that are required of all Subaru technicians. The program also partners with local Subaru service centers to create paid internships and job opportunities for CCC students.

Subaru-U joins Clackamas Community College

"The new technology in Subaru vehicles is going to change the way we teach car repair at CCC," Green says. "Students get to train on it all for free, then step into a great career. This is another example of how CCC partners with industry to provide education that works for our students."

To enroll in the Subaru-U program at CCC, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-594-1453. To learn more about programs at CCC, visit www.clackamas.edu.

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