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SEMA Show, Day One: Tenneco donates $10,000 for training

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Tenneco Inc. donated $10,000 on behalf of its Monroe brand to fund shop management education and technical training scholarships through the Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN).

"CCPN's mission is consistent with Tenneco's commitment to provide technical education for aftermarket professionals of every age and experience level," says Carri Irby, Tenneco's brand manager for the North American aftermarket.

"The Monroe brand supports innovative, results-driven training for multiple generations of shop owners, service writers and technicians. Now we are expanding these efforts through new scholarship funds, our popular Monroe 'Ride and Drive' experience, on-site training clinics and a variety of activities designed specifically for vocational education students."

The Monroe scholarship funds will be available to qualified shop professionals participating in courses offered through the new CCPN Learning Center. Through the center, shops will have access to learning in the following areas:

* technical assessment,

* ASE preparation,

* general service,

* vehicle maintenance, and

* professional development.

CCPN also offers more than 350 on-line courses in partnership with the Total Training Network.

Tenneco's support of the CCPN Learning Center complements the company's DRIVE program -- an "interactive training experience" that has reached more than 1,400 vocational education students since 2005.

CCPN was established in 2007 by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

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