In a goodwill trade agreement between Cerritos College and Japan, students from Japan recently received training through the campus’s automotive program. More than 200 students from the Nissan Automotive Technical College on May 12-13 visited three automotive mechanical repair and automotive collision repair classes and participated in a hands-on body painting demonstration.
“We were able to give them a little bit of automotive history and technological information that they wouldn’t be exposed to in their own country,” said Leonard Glick, assistant professor of automotive mechanical repair.
“It’s just a great opportunity for us to show off our programs, our school, our facilities and our country.” The Nissan Automotive Technical College has five campuses in Japan. The recent tour of Cerritos College—and a local Infiniti dealership—was planned by the college and Nissan Motor Co. with sponsorship by Nissan Corp. in Japan.
The partnership began about 12 years ago, according to Ron Toyota of Meitetsu Travel, who coordinated the visit. The automotive training program at Cerritos College has run strong for 30 years.