Colorado Springs – October 7, 2019 – Pikes Peak Community College High School Programs office is joining with several local school districts and auto industry partners to host the Test Drive Car Show & Career Fair. It will feature a late model car show, auto shop demonstrations, and opportunities to meet and talk with potential employers in the auto, diesel and collision industries. The event is free and open to the public.
The event aims to create public interest and awareness in automotive industry jobs while providing an opportunity to check out some cool cars.
Auto, diesel and collision industries are always in need of skilled workers. Workers in these fields are aging out just like many other industries and it’s not just mechanics. There’s a need on the business side as well for marketing, accounting and sales people. Employers will be on hand to meet with and learn more.
PPCC high school programs has a long history of partnering with local school district to get students interested in attaining Applied Science degrees and certificates in many career and technical fields. They have established a pipeline for kids starting in middle school. For example, D11’s auto program feeds right into PPCC’s Career start program. Creating this interest early helps students get through school and start earning faster.
But it’s not just about career and technical programs. PPCC’s High School programs provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits for free toward any degree before they graduate high school on PPCC campuses or at their own high school.
Test Drive Car Show & Career Fair
October 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. in the Atrium Building, D parking lot, and auto bays.
Park in D lot.
PPCC Assoc. Dean of High School Programs