Lexus South Pointe donates luxury vehicle to Automotive Service Technician program
Lexus South Pointe, Edmonton’s newest Lexus dealership, has donated a luxury vehicle to NAIT’s Automotive Service Technician program. The keys to a 2008 Lexus LX 570 were formally presented at an event opening for the Lexus dealership - an impressive, ultra-modern 51,000-square-foot facility located in south side Edmonton.
“It’s important for us to be part of the community first and foremost," said Farid Shivji, general sales manager at Lexus South Pointe. "The Lexus vehicle that has been has donated will assure that the training students receive will continue to be cutting-edge and relevant. Today’s technology in vehicles is being challenged and updated at a rapid pace. Automotive Service technicians must be highly trained to keep up with ever-changing, technological advancements.”
The journeyman apprenticeship program, located on NAIT’s Main Campus, provides apprentices with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on training to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operation and repair on a variety of different models and brands of vehicles.
“NAIT appreciates this generous donation from Lexus South Pointe, which will greatly contribute to our apprentices’ success in the program and in their careers,” said Darrell Bohnet, chair of the Automotive Service Technician program. “It is important that apprentices are exposed to the types of vehicles they will find in the workplace. The donation of this vehicle will help facilitate the best learning experience possible.”
Offered at NAIT since 1963, NAIT trains 42 per cent of automotive service technicians in Alberta. This contribution from Lexus South Pointe ensures NAIT’s apprentices have access to hands-on, technology-based education to prepare them for employment in a wide-range of environments, such as repair shops, service facilities and dealerships.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas, including science, technology and the environment, business, health care and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. NAIT enrolled its first students - 29 communication electrician apprentices - in 1962 and this year concludes its 50th anniversary celebrations.
About Lexus South Pointe
Lexus South Pointe is Edmonton's newest Lexus dealership. Whether you are new to Edmonton or have been a resident for a long time - we invite you to come in and experience some of the fantastic guest conveniences. Browse around our state-of-the-art showroom where every model is displayed. Experience our drive through service reception - no need to contend with Mother Nature. Never leave your vehicle, just pull right in to our drive through where our service staff will greet you and address your needs. Every vehicle serviced receives a complimentary touchless car wash - that's right, no more brush marks or scratches from a car wash. These are just some of the features offered. We also offer a delivery centre, shuttle van and courtesy cars. Our dealership is committed to providing exceptional products, services and support to our guests and community. With our state of the art dealership, Parts and Service Departments, you can be guaranteed to receive the best vehicle advice.
To learn more, visit: http://www.lexussouthpointe.com/