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Ford dealers give vehicle to BOCES 2 for auto tech program

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Career and Technical Education will receive a 2013 Ford Fusion and related technical and computer support as part of an annual program from the Rochester-Area Ford Dealers.

The Ford Future Techs initiative annually awards a local school with an automotive technology program with a recent model vehicle to use in its curriculum.

“The Rochester-Area Ford Dealers are excited for the second year of the program, and remain committed to filling the industry need for qualified automotive repair technicians,” Genesee Valley Motors owner Dom Genova said. “By giving students access to current vehicles and technology, the Ford Future Techs program cultivates interest and skills in the auto tech field and produces credited and knowledgeable job candidates.”

The dealers will continue to update and maintain technology needed so students can work on and learn about automotive repair. Ford dealers also will serve as an educational resource for students as they continue their career paths in the industry, officials said.

“We are proud to be affiliated with the Ford Future Techs program. This donation furthers our industry-aligned laboratory space for our students,” said BOCES Executive Principal Jill Slavny in a statement. “This partnership with the Ford Future Tech program provides our students an opportunity to apply their knowledge using industry technology on an advanced vehicle.”

In September last year Monroe Community College’s automotive technology program received a 2013 Ford Fusion as part of the initiative.

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