PCC Instructors Hold “No Boys Allowed” Automotive Clinic

22 April 2021
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of women in the automotive repair and maintenance industry is 9.9% as of 2019.

Not to be discouraged, Automotive Technology instructors from Pratt Community College got together at the CTE facility at Kingman High School to host a clinic specifically for female students.

Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior girls from Kingman and Norwich high schools signed their names to a “No Boys Allowed in the Shop” sign-in sheet and rotated to different vehicle stations.

Each station was manned by a PCC instructor ready to show them the ropes and put them to work in basic, but essential automotive tasks like how to check and change a battery, change oil and oil filters, what to know when you take your vehicle to a repair shop, how to change a flat tire and much more.

The Auto Clinic was a success in teaching valuable new skills and accomplishing new tasks with pride and a little smile or two.

The PCC instructors in attendance were Daryl Lucas, Lane Tunestead and Alan Ziegler from the Pratt shop, Tyler Wells from the Kingman campus, and Daniel Meng from the facility in Attica, KS.

The faculty members are heading to the Attica campus to hold another “No Boys Allowed” Auto clinic with USD 511.

PCC programs are accessible to all students. However, these clinics allow PCC the opportunity to expose a new, underrepresented audience to an industry that may spark their interest.

Learn more about the Automotive Technology program on our website.

Automotive Technology is one of the many areas of study in PCC’s College Start program, where students can earn free college credit through PCC while still in high school. Visit our College Start information page to learn more.

"No Boys Allowed in the Shop" Auto Clinic at PCC Kingman Facility, April 2021
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