PCC’s Automotive Department held a hands-on “No Boys Allowed” auto clinic, giving female students an opportunity to turn a wrench and get their hands dirty learning basic vehicle maintenance.

Students from Pratt, South Barber and Macksville high schools joined us in the shop where PCC faculty manned stations, teaching how to check and change the oil in a car, remove and change a tire, jump start a vehicle, know what to look for when dashboard lights come on, and what to know when taking a car to a dealership for repairs.

Pizza was ordered to the shop for lunch and faculty was available for questions following the hands-on work.

PCC programs are accessible to all students. However, the “No Boys Allowed” clinics allow PCC the opportunity to expose a new, underrepresented audience to an industry that may spark their interest and teach valuable life skills. The automotive industry offers multiple career options and the demand for auto technicians is at an all-time high.

A big thank you to the students for joining us and PCC Automotive Technology faculty Daryl Lucas, Alan Ziegler, Phil Spillman, Daniel Meng and Tyler Wells.

Learn more about our Automotive Technology program on our website.