AutoShop Vocational Mission
To utilize automotive experience base learning to build confidence, knowledge and the do it yourself aptitude in the next generation. Furthermore exposing populations to the automotive culture in order to find healthy outlets and adrenaline, creativity and socialization
What We Do
Like founder Gregg “3G” Sheldon, many of today’s students are not traditional learners; they struggle with sheer memorization tasks and regurgitating information, however excess at problem solving and fixing tangible things. Pair that with continuous dismantling of industrial arts classes like automotive shop, welding, and carpentry for an increased emphasis on the core subjects of reading, writing, and mathematics and there are not many options for these types of learners.
This has created a life-skills gap where fewer and fewer high school students are able to learn a trade such as basic automotive maintenance and the safe execution of minor repairs which would set these students up for success in the future. Additionally this has also lead to the Automotive Industry suffering from a lack of skilled technicians.
Auto Shop Vocational (ASV) graduates will have a base knowledge of all the duties of a C-tech (lube tech) and most of what a B-tech (maintenance tech) needs to know with some knowledge of an A-tech. ASV is a 10-week program developed and taught by Gregg “3G” Sheldon, a Social Worker turned Automotive Technician, who wants to help fill this gap in the skilled auto trade industry.
This course teaches everything from was a socket is, to what all the major components of your modern cars do. Basically its to get today's youth ready for employment as entry level automotive technicians.
We offer the community inexpensive automotive repair and maintenance.
Car Part Art is made up of recycled car parts. We fabricate pieces to get our creative juices flowing and give the students an outlet for creativity. Sales help fund program supplies, taking students to car shows and racing events.
AutoShop Vocational was founded on the premise that not all learners are the same and that vocational training was becoming less and less prominent in the Colorado Springs area. The idea came about after years of traditional schooling and full time jobs that were never the right fit. It wasn’t until founder Gregg Sheldon, who was himself a car guy, realized he himself wanted to be an auto shop teacher and develop his own curriculum and educational program.
Remember when completing R&R brakes make sure to inspect slide pins on the calipers (only if its on a sliding caliper). Watch for seized slides and and be sure to lubricated before reinstalling.
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