Ohio Technical College (OTC), which Old Cars Weekly visited back in 2009, is a leading automotive training school and one of very few to offer an auto restoration training program. Now the scghool has announced a new partnership with Edelbrock, LLC to create the Edelbrock Academy, a program designed to give students a solid foundation in the building and tuning of American muscle cars and performance vehicles.
The Edelbrock Academy at Ohio Technical College will provide students with the skills necessary to efficiently produce a vehicle through planning, installation and modification of the engine, suspension system, braking system and drive train. In addition, the course will cover engine performance modifications; installation of intakes, exhaust, nitrous, carburetors, fuel injection, supercharging systems and numerous additional Edelbrock products; and dyno tuning and testing using products and equipment from Edelbrock, LLC.
“We are very excited to be able to support America’s youth with this legendary opportunity. To be able to give back and provide resources to our future enthusiasts is tremendous” said Christi Edelbrock, vice president of Business Development.
Students will also gain an understanding of the aftermarket performance industry by learning about the history of Edelbrock and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Upon completion of the Edelbrock Academy program, the participants will receive a certificate signifying their specialized, high-performance training.
“The Edelbrock Academy emphasizes our core philosophy at Ohio Technical College of adding value to our students’ educations so they are better positioned to enter today’s automotive industry as successful, productive employees,” said Tom King, director of Enrollment, OTC. “For students interested in pursuing a career at a performance shop, race team or specialty aftermarket installer, this program gives them a leg up over the competition by providing hands-on training using the latest products from Edelbrock – one of the industry’s leading manufacturers.”
Founded in 1969, Ohio Technical College provides students with unique training in a variety of transportation fields. More than 1,000 students are currently enrolled in courses like automotive, diesel, classic car restoration, alternative fuel vehicles and high performance and racing. The Edelbrock Academy is offered to advanced OTC students and features training from the school’s High Performance and Racing program as well as a separate, 12-week course.
“We are excited to partner with Ohio Technical College and help prepare the next generation of automotive technicians who will lead our industry into the future,” said Vic Edelbrock, chairman of Edelbrock, LLC. “Having worked with OTC on numerous automotive challenges at the SEMA Show and other events, we appreciate the school’s commitment to today’s youth.”
About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit http://www.ohiotechnicalcollege.com and psi-now.com.
Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation’s premier designers, manufacturers and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive and motorcycle aftermarkets. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock, LLC encompasses six locations in Southern California totaling more than 500,000 square feet. For more information please visit us at http://www.edelbrock.com.
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