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Hyundai Donates 2015 Sonata to High School Automotive Program

Essex Tech. students interact with their new 2015 Hyundai Sonata. (image: Hyundai Motor America)

Essex Tech. students interact with their new 2015 Hyundai Sonata. (image: Hyundai Motor America)


DANVERS, Mass., May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Essex Technical High School received a new addition to its Technology and Services Academy from Hyundai Motor America. The company donated a 2015 Sonata that will be used to train new technicians, which is extremely critical for the automotive industry. The students and faculty received the keys today.  

“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “The 2015 Sonata will help educate, inspire and motivate the technicians of tomorrow.”

Students in the Automotive Technology Academy learn how to perform vehicle repairs for actual customers by using the latest technology.

“Donations from Hyundai support successful automotive technicians, allowing us to give instruction on the latest technologies in the industry,” said Tom Forsyth, automotive instructor, Essex Technical High School. “We need a good mix of new and late model cars to train students. We thank Hyundai for its commitment of educating young technicians.”

According to Superintendent, Dan O’Connell, this is Hyundai’s second business partnership with Essex Technical High School. Essex Technical High School’s Machine Tool Technology career area has Hyundai machines in a business partnership with Compumachine of Danvers.


Essex Technical High School is Massachusetts’ newest public regional technical and agricultural high school with 24 career areas serving 17 north shore communities: Essex, Marblehead, Wenham, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynnfield, Manchester-be-the-Sea, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott and Topsfield. Students from these communities may select a career area from the full curriculum; students from outside the Essex District may select one of eight agricultural career areas. Students graduate with a foundation for a career and an academic high school diploma that opens opportunities for work and college.

With four academies of no more than 360 students, learning is in small academic classes and in career areas where students are in small groups that spans three years. The majority of Essex Tech seniors pursue college education—two- or four-year programs and we continue to place 100 percent of our graduates—in colleges, in jobs, or in the military.


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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