San Diego Automotive Museum

Vocational Education Academy

Student Advising Committee

The San Diego Automotive Museum is launching a new Vocational Education Academy and YOU could be part of the development and curriculum design. We are looking for five individuals between 9th-11th grade who want to make an impact in the San Diego community. The student advising committee will give their input and recommendations on the curriculum of the Vocational Education Program. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community all while building your resume and gaining experience in program design and development. Car enthusiasts or individuals who want to learn more about the automotive industry are invited to join!

To secure a spot on the Student Advising Committee, please RSVP by emailing Gabby Delaney as soon as possible.

RSVP should include your first and last name, your parent or guardian’s first and last name, grade level, contact information, and a brief description of why you would be the best candidate to be selected for the advising committee. 

About the Vocational Education Academy

The goal and purpose of the San Diego Automotive Museum’s Vocational Education Academy is to prepare under-resourced students who are living below the poverty line for post-secondary education and employment in the automotive industry. Upon completion of the program, students will: understand vehicle engine performance, and electrical and technological workings; diagnose and repair vehicles; and learn how to change and rotate tires. During the 10-week program, students will learn budgeting and fiscal management skills, laying the foundation for a healthy and successful financial future. Through collaboration with local community colleges, mentors, and partnerships with local automotive businesses, students will get hands-on learning experiences that will set them up for success within the automotive industry.

By the end of the Vocational Education Academy program, students will have built a portfolio of accomplishments that highlight their knowledge and abilities in automotive trades, an individualized roadmap on how to achieve their goals, and contacts for further career and educational opportunities. The portfolio will be shared in their interviews with Discount Tire, Fix Auto, NAPA Auto Parts, apprenticeships, or other opportunities.

Program begins January 2023.

More details and information regarding registration and program curriculum to come.