GLANCDA NEWS
March 2, 2022

East Los Angeles College Receives a $5,000 Donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association
The funds will be used to enhance programs provided by the college's Automobile Technology Department
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(From left to right: ELAC VP Ruben Arenas, GLANCDA Executive Director Bob Smith, Camino Real Chevrolet President Robb Hernandez, ELAC Auto Tech Department Chair Adrian Banuelos, and ELAC Dean Juan Urdiales pose with students for photo with grant check)

Monterey Park, Calif. - On February 14, East Los Angeles College's (ELAC) Automobile Technology Department was the recipient of a $5,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA). The money will be used to upgrade alignment equipment so students can continue to learn using the latest technology. GLANCDA board member, Robb Hernandez, who is the president of Camino Real Chevrolet, presented the check to Adrian Banuelos, the chair of the ELAC Auto Tech Department.

"We are so pleased to be able to help support the training of the next generation of auto technology workers, and the facility here at the college where students train is top notch," said Hernandez. "Our industry is currently in great need of trained technicians, so ensuring that we have a skilled workforce is a number one priority for our industry."

At ELAC, students use state-of-the-art technology to train, and students may enter the program with no prior experience and build their skills. Students are trained by faculty members who are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Master Technicians, with many years of experience in the auto industry. Students receive both lectures and hands-on laboratory experience that describe the mechanical systems of today's modern cars, and the latest computer assisted repair and testing equipment available at the college prepares students to easily transition into the workforce.

"Our members recognize the important need to have these well-trained technicians available to our industry and we are honored to be able to support programs like these at community colleges across the greater Los Angeles region," said Bob Smith, executive director of GLANCDA. "Over the years, GLANCDA and our franchise dealer members have supported local educational institutions and their automotive training programs by giving more than $500,000 in donations used for student scholarships, program enhancements, facility upgrades and other related initiatives."





February 22, 2022

College of the Canyons Receives a $10,000 Donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association
The funds will be used to support the school's automotive technology training program
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Santa Clarita, Calif. - On Thursday, February 17, College of the Canyons was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA), to support the college's automotive technology program. GLANCDA board member, Jeannie Brewer, who is the owner/general manager of Acura of Glendale, presented the check to Nadia Cottie, dean of applied technology at the college, and Gary Sornberger, professor of automotive technology and department chair.

"We are honored to be able to help support and train future automotive technicians by directing funds to community colleges so they can offer student scholarships, buy needed tools and equipment, including vehicles, that are critical for training," said Brewer. "Ensuring that we have a skilled workforce is extremely important for our industry, which is currently in dire need of trained technicians."

College of the Canyons intends to use the funds to invest in electric vehicle training aids. Professor Sornberger also noted the significant need for skilled automotive technicians and expressed appreciation for the new training opportunities these funds will bring to students exploring this career path.

Over the years, GLANCDA and their franchise dealer members have supported local educational institutions and their automotive training programs by giving more than $500,000 in donations used for student scholarships, program enhancements, facility upgrades and other related initiatives.

"Our members have long been dedicated supporters of these efforts across the greater Los Angeles region," said Bob Smith, executive director of GLANCDA. "We are committed to supporting job growth and creation in the region, and are so pleased to be able to support these important workforce development programs."





January 24, 2022

The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Donates $10K to Support Auto Program

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Nazi Yehya, Carol Krumbach, Mat Browning, and Joe Mulleary (l-r) with a check

Norwalk, CA - The Cerritos College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) to support the College's Automotive Technology Program. Matt Browning, board member of GLANCDA and president and partner at Browning Automotive Group, presented the check to Nazih Yehya, chairman of the Cerritos College Foundation Board, Joe Mulleary, chair of the Automotive Technology Program, and Carol Krumbach, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation, on January 19. The funds will support student scholarships.

"GLANCDA has partnered with the Cerritos College Automotive Program for many years. Continuing this support will help educate well-trained technicians and future leaders of our industry," said Bob Smith, executive director of GLANCDA. "We are committed to supporting workforce development and job creation in the region."

GLANCDA and its franchise dealers have been dedicated supporters of Cerritos College's automotive programs, generously donating more than $500,000 toward student scholarships, facility upgrades, and training enhancement. Most recently, GLANCDA donated $10,000 to the College in October 2021.

Cerritos College's Auto Technology Program provides students with hands-on technical skills. The program is a nationally authorized training site for GM, Ford, Chrysler, and import vehicles. The College also hosts an Advanced Transportation and Logistics program, one of 10 centers in California. The program advances the workforce in the rapidly developing, technology-driven transportation and energy industries while improving the environment and stimulating the economy.

About Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals, and alumni, to assist with the financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at www.CerritosCF.org.

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs, and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies. Enrollment currently averages 21,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at https://www.cerritos.edu/.





January 12, 2022

The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Donates $10K to Support Workforce Development Programs
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From Left: Minh Luu and Don Rodriguez (Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach), Matt Browning (Browning Automotive Group) Bob Smith (GLANCDA Executive Director)

Club members at the Dean A Eastman/Fairfield Club gathered in the gym for the presentation of $10,000 from The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) on Wednesday, January 12. Funds donated by the Association will expand the workforce development programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach to include auto sales and auto tech careers.

President of Browning Automotive Group and Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach Board Member, Matt Browning, was instrumental in securing the donation to the Clubs. He said, "The Browning Automotive Group and The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association support the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. This $10,000 grant will help with operational expenses and allow the maximum number of young people being served by the organization to continue strong."

"GLANCDA is honored to be part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach's family," Bob Smith, Executive Director of GLANDCA said. "Through these partnerships with our local community organizations, we are able to help improve the futures for the children in the Greater Los Angeles area."

Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Don Rodriguez, added, "There are so many auto career opportunities in Long Beach, from the trucks at the Port of Long Beach, to the car dealers and mechanics around the area, that will become available to our Club members thanks to programs like the one GLANDCA is supporting. This funding will help start our youth on the best path to become productive and contributing citizens of our community."





October 14, 2021

The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Donates $10K to Support Auto Program
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Norwalk, Calif. - October 12, 2021 - The Cerritos College Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) to support the College's Automotive Technology Program. Bob Smith, executive director of GLANCDA, presented the check to Joe Mulleary, chair of the Automotive Technology Program, Carol Krumbach, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation, and Bill Stephens, Foundation board member and general manager of Norm Reeves Hyundai, on October 12. The funds will support student scholarships, training equipment, and other program needs.

"We are excited for the opportunity to support future talent and leaders of our industry," said Smith. "The automotive program at Cerritos College is one of the best in the region to train much needed skilled technicians and automotive professionals."

GLANCDA and its franchise dealers have been dedicated supporters of Cerritos College's automotive programs, generously donating funds toward student scholarships, facility upgrades, and training enhancement. GLANCDA is committed to supporting workforce development and job creation in the region.

Cerritos College's Auto Technology Program provides students with hands-on technical skills. The program is a nationally authorized training site for GM, Ford, Chrysler, and import vehicles. The College also hosts an Advanced Transportation and Logistics program, one of 10 centers in California. The program advances the workforce in the rapidly developing, technology-driven transportation and energy industries, while improving the environment and stimulating the economy.





October 13, 2021

Long Beach City College Automotive Technology Program Receives $10,000 Donation
Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association gave the unsolicited gift

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LBCC School of Career Technical Education
From left to right: Anthony Pagan, LBCC School of Career Technical Education Associate Dean; Gene Carbonaro, LBCC School of Career Technical Education Dean; Damon Skinner, LBCC Trades & Industrial Technology Department Chair; Crescencio Perez, LBCC Automotive Technology student; Mike Gilligan, Norm Reeves Ford General Manager; Bob Smith, Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Executive Director; Miguel Escobar, LBCC Automotive Technology student; Daysy Barajas, LBCC Automotive Technology student; Danny Tan, Automotive Technology Professor; Jake Kahen, Lexus of Cerritos General Manager; and Dr. Mike Muñoz, LBCCD Interim Superintendent-President.

Long Beach City College's Automotive Technology program received an unsolicited $10,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association.

"Long Beach City College is surprised and grateful to receive this generous donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association in recognition of our excellent Automotive Technology program," said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk. "This money is certainly a tribute to our incredible faculty and classified staff who are tireless in preparing our students to successfully enter in the automotive industry. Their work alone makes LBCC's Automotive Technology the exceptional program it is today."

"The New Car Dealers of Los Angeles County are proud partners with Long Beach City College's automotive repair and service program," said Jake Kahen, General Manager of Lexus of Cerritos, and a member of the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. "Providing financial assistance that can be used for equipment upgrades or tuition assistance for students is a way to help develop the technicians of our future."

The $10,000 will be used to help LBCC's Automotive Technology students with scholarships, purchasing cutting-edge technology and equipment for LBCC classrooms, and to provide recent graduates with new tools once they enter in the industry if they can't afford to purchase them on their own.

"This gift will go directly to benefit our Automotive Technology program and students," said Long Beach Community College District Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz. "It's not uncommon to hear about faculty paying out of their own pocket to provide tools for our students once they graduate the program to ensure that they are successful. Now we have a way to help our alumni once they enter the automotive industry."

For more information about LBCC's Automotive Technology program, please visit www.LBCC.edu/auto.





September 16, 2021

GLANCDA Supports Homeboy Industries and Dolores Mission School
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Homeboy Industries

GLANCDA continues its many years of support of Homeboy Industries and Dolores Mission School. GLANCDA Director Pete Smith (Bob Smith Toyota) has been influential in making this support happen, and is consistent with GLANCDA's mission of giving back to the communities that New Car Dealerships reside in!

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

Each year, over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries' doors in an effort to make a positive change.

They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes.

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Dolores Mission School

Dolores Mission School is a Catholic parish grade school (TK-8) committed to serving low-income families in Los Angeles. Together with the family, they strive to educate the whole child, academically, spiritually, physically, and morally, in a nurturing environment.

Their students and their families are part of a larger faith community with a rich cultural identity. As an integral part of a Jesuit parish, their goal is to empower the children to rise out of poverty by becoming educated leaders in their community, "women and men for and with others."





February 8, 2021
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Citrus College

For the third consecutive year, the Citrus College Automotive Technology program received a $10,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA).
Founded in 1907, GLANCDA is a philanthropic organization of factory-franchised dealers that provides educational assistance to communities in Los Angeles County.
"GLANCDA is proud to support Citrus College's robust auto tech program," said Bob Smith, GLANCDA's executive director. "We are thrilled that this donation will help the college's talented and hard-working students move one step closer to a successful career in automotive repair."


Auto tech program at Citrus College receives $10,000 donation





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Phone: 213.748.0240
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