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TEXARKANA, Texas — Texarkana College has been tapped by Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation to offer industry-certified training for students enrolled in TC's automotive technology, auto body, and diesel technology programs.

College and auto industry representatives will participate in a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at 10 a.m. to make the official announcement. Local dealership representatives will present donated vehicles equipped with the latest technology for instructors to use as training components alongside industry-specific training curriculum.

"Regional automobile dealerships need a pipeline of industry-trained students to employ to meet the growing demand for skilled workers within this industry sector," said Brandon Washington, dean of workforce education at Texarkana College, in a news release.

"Access to cutting-edge factory-backed curriculum and hands-on training with newer model vehicles provides Texarkana College students with a competitive advantage when seeking employment. We are honored to be selected by these automotive giants to provide customized training through our programs that benefits local and regional automobile dealerships, our community, and consumers."

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