Leeward College wins national recognition

HONOLULU (AP) - The automotive technology program at Leeward Community College in Pearl City has won certification by two national groups.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certified the program in a number of areas, including the service and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical systems and suspensions.

The groups also found that the program's instruction, facilities and equipment were up to par.

Program Coordinator Jake Darakjian says in a press release that certification provides perspective employers with the assurance that graduates will be adequately trained.

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