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Toyota Brownsville donates engine to Auto Tech Program
Toyota Brownsville donated a BMW engine to TSC’s Auto Technology Program on June 22, 2016. From left, TSC Auto Technology Program Instructor Rolando Uresti, Toyota Brownsville Shop Foreman Michael Schoonover and Sales Manager Ricardo García.Toyota Brownsville donated a BMW engine to TSC’s Auto Technology Program on June 22, 2016. From left, TSC Auto Technology Program Instructor Rolando Uresti, Toyota Brownsville Shop Foreman Michael Schoonover and Sales Manager Ricardo García.

Texas Southmost College's Automotive Technology Program was the beneficiary of a BMW engine that was donated by Toyota Brownsville on June 22, 2016, at the automaker's local dealership.

"Anytime we see the chance where we can help, we will," Toyota Brownsville Sales Manager Ricardo García said. "Toyota is very involved in the community and we a saw a need to help TSC. This is just a start. It will give students an opportunity to open up a BMW engine and learn something different."

The $1,500 four-cylinder engine was transported to TSC's Auto Technology Program, located at the ITEC Center on 301 Mexico Blvd., and will be available to benefit the program's students.

"The modern technology of the BMW engine will greatly benefit our students," TSC Automotive Technology Instructor Rolando Uresti said. "This donation will expose the students to the technology of an advanced engine and it will be a good hands-on learning experience for them."

For more information about TSC's Automotive Technology Program, call (956) 295-3745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.