Kamloops Ford Lincoln donates Lincoln MKZ to TRU School of Trades

TRU School of Trades program chair Tom Haag (front left) receives a donation of a 2020 Lincoln MKZ from Kamloops Ford Lincoln general manager Craig Brown on Tuesday at Thompson Rivers University.

TRU Trades and Technology students were on hand to watch the new luxury ride pull in to the shop bay on Tuesday.

The donation is part of a nation-wide intiative in which Ford of Canada is donating a total of 95 vehicles to educational institutions across the country.

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The vehicles were damaged due to flooding last year and have been deemed irreparable. As such, Ford of Canada and Lincoln Canada saw an opportunity to bring the latest in vehicle technology to some of Canada’s top automotive programs. Kamloops Lincoln teamed up with Lincoln Canada to donate a 2020 Lincoln MKZ to Thompson Rivers University Trades and Technology program.

Kamloops Lincoln often recruits students who have completed, or are working toward completing the automotive program and has been a long-standing partner with TRU.

In addition to the vehicle donation, Ford of Canada is also providing students and faculty in the automotive service training program with access to their online Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) training.

A partnership program between Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ford dealerships, and post-secondary institutions, the ACE program aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry. 

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