ELAC Automobile Technology Department Awarded $5,000 GrantPosted: Feb/14/2022 12:49 PM
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February 14, 2022
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ELAC Automobile Technology Department Awarded $5,000 Grant
(From left to right ELAC VP Ruben Arenas, GLANCDA Executive Director Bob Smith, Camino Real Chevrolet President Robb Hernandez, ELAC Auto Tech Department Chair Adrian Banuelos, and ELAC Dean Juan Urdiales pose with students for photo with grant check)
MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College’s (ELAC) Automobile Technology Department was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealership Association (GLANCDA). The money from this grant will be used to upgrade alignment equipment so ELAC Automobile Technology students can continue to use the latest technology.
The ELAC Automobile Technology facilities are second to none. Students use state-of-the-art tools and equipment . Hands-on laboratories combined with lectures that describe all the mechanical systems of modern cars and the latest computer assisted repair and testing equipment prepare students to transition easily into automotive dealerships or independent repair shops.
Students may enter the program with no prior experience and build their skills, so they are able to diagnose and repair today's sophisticated automobiles. Faculty members are (Automotive Service Excellence) ASE Master Technicians with many years of experience in the auto industry.
“GLANCDA is so proud of the long-term relationship we have had with ELAC. They are doing a great job educating young auto technicians and there is a great demand for them in the world. This kind of partnership is what will give future technicians not only a job but a career in the automobile business,” said Bob Smith, Executive Director for GLANCDA.
ELAC Automobile Technology Department is a non-credit department where students learn all aspects of automotive repair in a comprehensive program that prepares them for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification and smog check licensing. The Automobile Technology program is NATEF Certified in all eight areas of auto repair and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility with a full range of sophisticated auto diagnostic equipment, computers, engine components, smart classrooms, information library and other specialized repair equipment. To learn more about the program visit their website at https://www.elac.edu/Academics/Departments/Automotive-Technology. You can also follow them on Instagram @elacauto.
ELAC is the largest of nine two-year community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), www.laccd.edu. More information about ELAC is available online at http://www.elac.edu/. Follow ELAC on social media, Facebook @Eastlacollege, Twitter @Eastlacollege, and Instagram @ELACHuskies.