CRTC ‘All Girls Garage’ Teaches the Basics and Highlights Auto Industry Opportunities
Concord High School girls can learn the auto maintenance basics from how to change a tire to how to tell when the check engine light means serious trouble at the Concord Regional Technical Center’s.“All Girls Garage.”
This hands-on after school program is co-sponsored by the 21st Century Community Learning Center and will run weekly on Wednesdays from October 11 through November 15. Classes are held from 3:15 to 4:45 pm, and are being taught by CRTC graduate Abby McIntosh, an auto technician at Banks Chevrolet.
Students can sign up for one or more of these classes through the 21C after school program, and there will be a 12 student limit for each class. Classes will be held in the CRTC Auto Technology classroom, and dates and subjects include:
- October 11: Checking fluids and changing oil
- October 18: How can I tell if I need brakes? Measuring pads and inspecting rotors
- October 25: What the letters on the side of my tire mean. Buying tires and changing flats
- November 1: Check engine light is on … Easy fix or serious problem?
- November 8: How to buy a used car without getting burned: Used car buying checklist
- November 11: Field trip to Banks Chevrolet
“The goal of these classes is to both help these girls to become more knowledgeable about the cars they’ll be owning and driving, and to expose them to careers in the auto industry,” said Scott Mayotte, CRTC Auto Technology Teacher.