Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

09/21/2011 -- CCAC hosts alternative fuel vehicles for Odyssey Day

PRESS RELEASE
For more information, contact CCAC Public Relations.

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will partner with the Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities (PRCC) to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and advanced technology vehicles as part of the DOE Clean Cities Program’s Odyssey Day on October 7 at CCAC–West Hills Center.

The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. October 7 and is free and open to the public. CCAC–West Hills Center is located at 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale.

The goals of Odyssey Day are to enhance understanding and enthusiasm regarding AFVs to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption and dependency on foreign oil.

Clean Cities has a network of approximately 90 volunteer coalitions developing both public and private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles and idle reduction.

CCAC–West Hills Center offers training on hybrid vehicles as part of its Automotive Technology program. CCAC Green Institute programs will also be showcased during Odyssey Day.

For more information, call 412.788.7378 or 412.369.3616.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.