LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Toyota is helping local students tune up their skills to land a career in the industry.

The automaker is partnering with the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center, sending a technical specialist to teach factory skills to the students in the automotive program.

Part of the instruction will include learning about the enhanced safety technology that's being used to build all-new Toyotas.

"We're really excited about student achievement and we can allow students to go from just sitting in a classroom and learning basic principals to actually applying those things," said Tom Pitt, automotive instructor at Hardin County Schools.

"There are students in various high schools that are learning the quadratic equation, or something like that, and our students are learning how to make cars go."

Toyota has had a similar program with Elizabethtown Community and Technical college for years.

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