Stu­dents gain in­sight to the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NIE | HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS -

THE Cer­tifi­cate I in Au­to­mo­tive Vo­ca­tional Prepa­ra­tion short course saw a num­ber of Year 10 stu­dents from Stan­thorpe State High School gain an in­sight into the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, specif­i­cally me­chan­ics.

As part of the course, stu­dents had the priv­i­lege of vis­it­ing sup­port­ive lo­cal au­to­mo­tive busi­nesses in­clud­ing Cen­tral Mo­tors in town and Pete’s Hot Rods & Resto Shop at Cot­ton­vale.

They also had the ben­e­fit of vis­it­ing Stan­thorpe Wreck­ers who showed out­stand­ing com­mu­nity spirit by fenc­ing off an area and pro­vid­ing a num­ber of ve­hi­cles for the stu­dents to work on.

This made the course even more hands-on and the stu­dents loved the op­por­tu­nity to tin­ker and learn by do­ing.

The course, run through the Gran­ite Belt and Bor­der Col­lege of Trades, is de­signed to de­velop stu­dent in­ter­est in me­chan­ics and give an in­sight into pos­si­ble au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try path­ways.

Many thanks to all the busi­nesses, teach­ers and stu­dents who par­tic­i­pated in the pro­gram and helped make it such a suc­cess.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GEAR­ING UP: Stu­dents had the chance to visit lo­cal au­to­mo­tive busi­nesses like Pete’s Hot Rods & Resto Shop at Cot­ton­vale.

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