Career Academy | Automotive Technology

Career Academy | Automotive Technology


automotive transportation Technology Academy is a really good way for students to to get a look at careers in automotive and at the same time earn free college credit what we really really want are these students to be able to come out here and get their hands dirty get into the cars see what it really takes to do this kind of work see what the challenges are and kind of really get a feel for what that environment is everything we do everything from electrical we cut in splice and do everything with wiring in cars we do brake jobs we service differentials we do everything car-related I don’t think there’s anything left out that we don’t do looking at wiring diagrams learning how to fix electrical faults repair wires I don’t learn how to change my own oil how to dismount a tire and balance it and try tire pressure and pull an axle pull strut things I never thought I know how to do this Kirkwood Academy facility is amazing what you see behind me and around me in this shop the machines all of the the hoists that you see behind us the tools that we use for collision and for automotive technology are current and the best of the best each one of these tool boxes that you see here has current high quality snap-on tools things that you would find in a professional environment the facility is great it’s clean it’s just a great environment in general people are friendly everything’s provided we got nice tools clean shop good instructor I think the thing that makes this Career Academy is so unique is the depth that we go into the things that we do so the students here aren’t just learning about brake systems they’re doing the service work they’re doing the diagnostic work it really gets them in a lot deeper than you would see in like an old high school shop class or something along those lines this is much more focused on the actual jobs in the technology required to perform those jobs correctly it’s absolutely free the school covers a cost so it doesn’t cost the students anything I costs nothing at all they provide books they provide the knowledge they provide everything as long as you can get up in the morning be here on time do what you’re told read free college credit I don’t see why not you know [Music]


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