As part of a strategy which has seen it bolster post-secondary automotive programs in Canada, Subaru Canada, Inc. has donated a working drivetrain display to SAIT Polytechnic’s School of Transportation. This new learning tool allows a view of the inside workings of an automobile with the body removed.
The drivetrain will be on display at the main west entrance of the Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre for current students to view. It will also be incorporated into various events and tours when visitors pass through the Automotive Centre. As a learning tool, it will be used in component identification, aiding entry-level classes in the Automotive Service Technology diploma program, the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program as well as the Parts Technician apprenticeship program.
Before reaching SAIT Polytechnic, Subaru’s drivetrain display travelled across the country as part of the Canadian auto show circuit, illustrating the unique layout of the Subaru Boxer engine and the Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system.
“Subaru is pleased to lend support by providing this great visual aid,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Earlier this summer, Subaru donated a drivetrain to the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College. We’re thrilled to support as many schools across the country as we can. We’re proud to be a part of the learning process, while introducing a new generation to the benefits of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive.”
“Our current program delivers component and system training,” said Matt Carpenter, academic chair, Automotive Service Programs. “The Subaru display allows the students to see all of the components working together.”