PITTSBURGH-The Community College of
Allegheny County's West Hills Center in Oakdale will host Odyssey
Day in collaboration with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities on Friday,
Oct. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The education and outreach
event is coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training
Consortium in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. This
year's theme is "Smart Cities."
Odyssey Day is dedicated to
promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology
vehicles and is designed to educate fleet managers, municipalities,
school districts and others about cleaner transportation
technologies and the important role they play in providing
solutions to growing energy and environmental issues. The event is
free, open to the public and will include vehicle displays, rides
in alternative fuel vehicles, workshops, demonstrations, panel
discussions, giveaways, networking, lunch and more.
Car manufacturers will be on hand
with several hybrid and electric vehicles. A variety of
vendors will have displays related to alternative fuel and advanced
CCAC has hosted Odyssey Day annually
since 2010, and interest in the event has been steadily growing,
with 250 to 400 total attendees in recent years. CCAC Automotive
Technology students routinely participate in the event to broaden
"The students get more current
information about what's going on in alternative transportation and
realize the job opportunities are further reaching than they
otherwise might know," said Robert Koch, CCAC Automotive
Technology instructor and department head. "It is also a great
event for the wider community, which gets the opportunity to see
the latest technologies first hand and up close."
Registration is not required to
attend. For more information, contact Robert Koch at 412.788.7378,
or visit www.pgh-cleancities.org/odyssey-day-2018/.
CCAC West Hills Center is located at
1000 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071.