Linn-Benton Community College in a dynamic relationship with the City of Lebanon and industry partners has opened the Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon, OR with a focus on leading edge, energy efficient alternative energy transportation skills. The center will train students to the highest industry standards to meet the workforce needs for technicians to install, maintain, and repair both traditional and new propulsion systems.
With long standing and successful auto and diesel programs, LBCC is partnering with industry, both local and national, to meet the rapidly growing need for trained, highly skilled transportation technicians to support a variety of new vehicles and propulsion systems. The college will offer training to apply, develop and adopt alternate energy in biofuels, electric vehicles, compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, hybrid, telematics, and other new technologies. LBCC will contract training courses for professionals in automotive/diesel repair and emergency responders to address safety issues arising from the installation, maintenance, and repair of both traditional and new propulsion systems.
The new Advanced Transportation Technology Center will be more than just another training facility. Active involvement with new transportation technologies will ensure our training programs are the most advanced and cutting edge. Involvement with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), which is a network of education providers and corporations that support, advance, and validate new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation, and energy sectors. The NC3 was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with education institutions in order to develop, implement, and sustain industry-recognized portable certifications that have strong validation and assessment standards.