A conversation with Toyota’s Chief Administrative Officer

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There will soon be new opportunities and financial aid for adults looking to earn their high school diplomas in southwest Indiana.

Toyota announced it will donate 60-thousand-dollars towards adult education programs — through a new partnership with Vincennes university and work-one southwest.

The money will allow over two-hundred students to waive HSE test fees while attending Vincennes University HSE prep program.

It will also go towards campus expansion and website enhancements, which will allow students with transportation barriers to take classes.

Before the announcement, Toyota Chief Administrative Officer Christopher Reynolds sat down with local media, and addressed questions including concerns about President Trump’s tariffs.

“The tariffs are effecting everybody negatively. I don’t have a positive thing to say about tariffs. I’m going to say that now. First off, tariffs really are a tax on the consumer. Any manufacturer of any product of which a tariff is imposed really has no choice over time but to pass that on to the consumer. I am hopeful that with the USMCA more or less agreed, that we will see a pull-back of the steel tariffs that are still imposed from Mexico and Canada.”

Reynold’s also spoke about the important of vocational education in high school, and the competitive job market Toyota faces in the tri-state.  

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(This story was originally published on March 6, 2019)

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