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Release Date: September 13, 2017

Energy technology manufacturer Honeywell donated a turbocharger and instructional materials to Camosun’s Automotive Service Technician program this week. The state-of-the-art piece of equipment will be integrated into the curriculum for the program’s foundation and apprenticeship streams.

“This is a powerful visual and educational tool for automotive students,” said Patrick Jones, instructor and program leader in the Automotive Service Technician program. “It allows students to see how a turbocharger engine actually works, and is much more effective than looking at textbook photos.”

Once associated with high-end performance vehicles, turbochargers now commonly used in vehicle engines. They make for lighter weight, smaller engines resulting in improved fuel efficiency, higher power, and reduced emissions. It’s expected that by 2020, 47 percent of all new vehicles will be fitted with turbocharged engines.

Honeywell has been producing turbochargers since the 1950s. As a Fortune 100 software-industrial company, Honeywell delivers technological solutions for the automotive, aerospace, and building industries.

“We’re proud to draw upon our global expertise and present this gift to Camosun,” said Bernie Desabrais, Sr. Account Manager for Honeywell. “It’s the result of a long-term partnership with the college. This is an opportunity to give back to help fulfill educational goals.”  

Current Automotive Service Technician program students will have immediate access to the new equipment and learning materials.


Eric Sehn
Dean, School of Trades and Technology

Patrick Jones, Automotive instructor; Brian Calvert, Associate Director, Facilities Services; and Bernie Desabrais, Sr. Account Manager, Honeywell, with the turbocharger gift in Camosun’s automotive shop.

Last updated: September 13, 2017 10:16 am

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