PRESS RELEASE


September 27, 2019

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TEXARKANA ISD NAMED OFFICIAL
FORD MOTOR COMPANY TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM;
VEHICLES DONATED TO TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL
FOR AUTOMOTIVE INSTRUCTION

With Texarkana ISD being named an OFFICIAL Ford Motor Company Technician Training Program, Texas High School students are now gaining hands-on experience in the classroom and as interns at Todd Shores’ McLarty Ford.

The Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program (www.newfordtech.com) provides Ford-specific training that gives interns a stable and lucrative career path with potential opportunities to become a Master Tech, Shop Foreman, Service Manager or even a General Manager.

Career & Technology Education (CTE) courses in high school help students explore the numerous career choices in the world today. Students are able to combine book work with hands on learning to explore 16 different career clusters. Students are encouraged to follow a plan of study to achieve an endorsement that is added to their transcript upon graduation. From Architecture and Construction to Health Science to Business, there is something to spark the interest in every student.

The donation of two (2) vehicles to Texas High School, will be used by students within nine (9) CTE Plan of Studies Sequenced Courses: Agriculture Mechanics; Agriculture Mechanics & Metal Technologies; Agriculture Metal & Metal Technology; Agriculture Power Systems; Agriculture Structures, Design & Fabrication; Principles of Agriculture; Small Engine Technology; Welding.

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