Automotive Classes For High School Students


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The students from high schools of the West-Linn Wilsonville School District spent three months participating in after-school automotive classes taught by Clackamas Community College teachers. They used the highest class equipment while receiving instructions from professionals while studying cars.

 

The classes are unique for Oregon and at first there were doubts if the students would be interested in automotive classes. But the feedback turned out to be great. The students participating in classes were genuinely interested and 21 or 23 of them are looking forward to continue studying cars in the second and third parts of the series until the end of the school year.

 

The classes took part in the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville. By giving students this opportunity to take part in free automotive classes, the sponsors hope to raise young people’s interest in a technician’s career. The students are given school and community college credits for participating.

 

The second term of the program started on Dec. 7, so the students are at the classrooms again continuing to study cars. There is a great chance the program will be expanded for schools from other districts. The sponsors also hope to add higher level classes to make the program even fuller.

7 Responses to “Automotive Classes For High School Students”

  1. Holly Brown says:

    These are good classes to take. It is too bad that most of the high school drivers that I know didn’t really learn anything “REAL” world in the classes and when they got on the road they just freak out.

  2. JT says:

    That’s awesome! Technical programs and schools are so under valued these days. If you can’t change a tire you really shouldn’t be behind the wheel of car.

  3. Riley says:

    I wish we had classes like these when I was in high school! JT said it right on the dot. Technical programs really are undervalued these days. This is a really creative way to try and get kids interested. Driver’s ed is not enough.

  4. Albert says:

    You can never, ever learn enough especially when it comes to cars and driving better. Every single driver should be taking such courses because they definitely help. Technical programs should be encouraged and appreciated for their practical benefits. And who knows: maybe some students will choose to stay in the field because of these programs.

  5. Nellie says:

    Awesome — I love that they offered these classes. Technician’s skills are undervalued…these kids are going to be really well prepared for a great career possibility.

  6. K.G. says:

    This automotive program that is being offered and taught at this high school in particular is unique and has been done in other parts of the United States. Years ago, my sister(two years younger than me)attended Talking Leaves Job Corp in Tahlequah, OK. That Indian affiliated job corp placed their young students in a vo-tech in Muskogee, OK to receive automotive instruction. My sister enjoyed learning what she did, until the classes stopped. There was some type of conflict between the job corp and vo-tech. All in all, the students who participated in this program were young and learned a new trade.
    In comparison, I think that automotive classes taken in high school is a (+)period. Not only will it give young people a trade, that future student will have enough automotive knowledge to prevent being conned by “shyster” automotive professionals.

  7. gabriela says:

    This automotive program that is being offered and taught at this high school in particular is unique and has been done in other parts of the United States . I wish we had classes like these when I was in high school

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