Toronto, Ontario – Ontario’s GO Transit has donated a retired GO bus to Toronto’s Centennial College for use in its Truck/Coach and Heavy Duty programs at the School of Transportation. The bus will be used as a training tool to teach repair techniques and for learning how to inspect, maintain and repair large passenger vehicles.
“We are proud to have several graduates from Centennial’s School of Transportation working in our maintenance facilities,” said GO Transit chairman Peter Smith. “Having an actual bus on site to assist with hands-on learning will help enrich student education.”
This marks the first time GO has donated a vehicle to an educational institution for this purpose; buses reaching the end of their service life are generally sold off as they are replaced with new buses.
“We are extremely grateful for the donation of this bus for use in our truck and coach apprenticeship training program,” said Alan McClelland, chair of Modified Apprenticeship at the college. “We have numerous bus components that we use in the program, but this donation will give us a fully functioning bus to augment our fleet of trucks that we use for training.”