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28/12/2020 News

Total Puerto Rico awards the TOTAL QUARTZ Scholarship to Mech Tech College students

San Juan, December 28, 2020 - Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp. awarded 15 students from Mech Tech College as part of an alliance with the educational institution to train future mechanic professionals on the subject of automotive lubricants.

"Total Puerto Rico has made available to students one of our best educational tools at an international level to contribute to their development in the competitive lubricants industry," expressed Juan José Raga, general manager of Total Puerto Rico. "It is part of our commitment to the professionals we serve in the market," he added. 

The scholarships awarded a total of $ 15,000 and, to acquire them, the students had a period of four weeks to complete 12 educational modules through the LubInstitute platform, used for the training of Total employees and partners at an international level. The virtual training program, which reinforced topics such as; the composition of the lubricants, viscosity and consistencies, and the use of hydraulic fluids in manual and automatic engines, culminated on December 20, 2020. As part of the academic requirements, candidates had to meet a minimum average index 3.25 for Associate Degrees or 85% for technical degrees and have an attendance rate of 80% or higher.

The winning students of the program were: Yaznery Reyes, Heriberto Gonzalez and Melvin Cruz from the Bayamón campus, Jaime Cartagena, Alexis Ortiz, Joel Colón and Javier Ramos from the Mayaguez campus, Osvaldo Gonzalez, Carlos Santiago, Angel Lozada, Carlos Morales, Edan Echevarría and Luis Morales from the Vega Baja campus and, complete the list, José Bonilla and Nivea Perez from the Caguas campus. Total Puerto Rico confirmed that, in addition to the scholarship, one of them will have the opportunity to be part of one of the TOTAL QUARTZ Rapid Oil change centers upon graduating from their mechanics program at Mech Tech College. Total has 22 lubricant service centers in Puerto Rico.

The alliance with Mech Tech College was established in 2014. Since that date, the company has awarded scholarships to over 40 students in Puerto Rico.