George Stockfish Ford Donates 2020 Ford F-150 to Canadore College

DealershipsGivingBack: Ford of Canada and George Stockfish Ford Dealership in North Bay has donated a 2020 Ford F-150 to Canadore College to be used in its automotive service training program.

Dealership officials are honoured to be able to make the donation. 

 “Our dealership has always prioritized supporting our local community, and we’re proud to support these aspiring vehicle technicians,” said John Baldwin, one of the service managers at George Stockfish Ford in a release.    

The donation is part of a nationwide initiative in which Ford of Canada is donating a total of 95 vehicles to automotive technology educational institutions across the country. These vehicles were damaged due to flooding last year and have been deemed irreparable.

Because of that, Ford of Canada saw an opportunity to bring some of the latest in-vehicle technology to automotive programs across Canada.

George Stockfish Ford prepared the vehicle for this donation that will provide a hands-on learning experience for the students.

“Preparing people to be job-ready upon graduation is what Canadore does best,” said George Burton, President and CEO at Canadore College.

“This donation will ensure our students are even better prepared for their future careers, and we thank Ford of Canada for it.” 

As part of this donation, Ford of Canada is providing students at Canadore College with access to their online Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) training. ACE is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ford dealerships, and secondary and post-secondary institutions that aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry.

Students enrolled in a Ford ACE partnership school obtain valuable knowledge of Ford vehicle systems through specialty training in areas such as New Model Training, Electrical Systems, Steering, Suspension, and Brakes.

These are a subset of the same program current Ford technicians complete to receive specialty training in dealerships.

Source: Local dealership donates vehicle to automotive program