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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

​College

Eastfield College

Program

Toyota Technician Education Network (Toyota T-TEN)

Background

The Toyota T-TEN program with Eastfield was initiated in 1999 and targets high school students enrolled in automotive programs to train for employment in Toyota and Lexus dealerships.

Funding

Since the program began, Toyota has provided $125,192 in financial assistance, $500,000 in vehicle inventory and $12,000 in equipment. Additional support comes from Toyota’s regional affiliate, Gulf States Toyota, Inc.

Specifics

The five-semester associate degree program is completed with instruction and lab work in the college’s state- of-the-art Automotive Technology facility with co-op work experience at dealerships. Sponsorship at a Toyota/Lexus dealer is not required to begin the program, but award of manufacturer certifications is contingent on obtaining and sustaining sponsorship at a Toyota/Lexus dealer. There are nine Toyota and five Lexus certifications, and every T-TEN student must also attain two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.

Outcomes

Since the program’s inception, 173 students have graduated from the T-TEN program, earning industry certifications, and have gone to work as service technicians in Toyota and Lexus dealerships, where they complete 640 hours of internship.

What Our Partners Say

Russ Casella
Russ Casella
Technician Training and Education Network Field Manager
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
California Headquarters
“ In Toyota’s pursuit of outstanding customer service and satisfaction, we cannot realize success without high-quality educational partnerships like Eastfield College’s T-TEN program. ”

For More Information

For information on Dealership-Sponsored Auto Technician training at Eastfield College, call 972-860-7053.

For more information on workforce training and development at Eastfield College, call 972-860-7114.