TORONTO, ON., (April 9, 2013) – Continuing Toyota's tradition of making prototypes available to support automotive education, Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School in the Toronto suburb of Whitby will receive a Scion xB.
The automotive program, which is open to students in grades nine through 12, has been part of the curriculum since day one at the school.
On the eve of the school’s 25th anniversary next year, the xB will support the school's plans to add a high-skills program allowing students to specialize in automotive education and other technical areas. When students complete the program, which also incorporates co-op work opportunities, they will receive a special red seal on their secondary school diploma to recognize the accomplishment.
The Scion xB combines form with function in an iconic urban utility vehicle. It defies convention with big performance in a compact package. In keeping with Scion’s status in Canada as a unique, youthful car brand, the xB's innovative styling can capture the attention of students and inspire them to learn more about the automotive industry.
The donation of the xB was supported by the local Whitby Toyota Scion dealership, which prepared the vehicle for delivery.
Associates from Whitby Toyota Scion Dealership and Scion Canada visited the school to donate the vehicle.
As Prototype vehicles are available from Toyota, Lexus and Scion, and national automotive program requests are received, vehicles and schools are matched for donation.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota offers the most fuel efficient passenger car fleet in Canada, led by the industry’s largest selection of advanced technology vehicles such as the Toyota Prius. With a rich history of respect for the environment, Toyota Canada Inc. and its Dealerships align with like-minded organizations including Evergreen and through the Toyota Canada Foundation, Earth Day Canada, Scientists in School and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), to make things better where we live, work and play. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.