Automotive experience for the youth of our community
Crash Course Creations is a program geared towards giving the youth of Worcester practical work experience in the automotive industry. The brainchild of Daniel Ford, proprietor of East Coast Automotive, 189 Washington St. Worcester, the Crash Course Etc program is a helping hand for the disenfranchised youth of the community. Based on his own personal experience in evading the perils of the street through finding a career in auto body, Dan and Crash Course show kids opportunity through work experience.
Crash Course is a three month, start-to-finish vehicle restoration project. Students are expected to be in shop 3 hours a day, four days a week. Crash Course provides incentive to students through an Earn-To-Learn payment program, demonstrative of the financial viability of a career in automotive work.
Each student gets hands on training in each and every step involved in the restoration project, accompanied by personal one-on-one coaching in automotive science and technique, wrapped up into a start to finish project. Students become familiar with all aspects of automotive restoration: inspecting the vehicle, prep essentials, restoring and crafting, and completing the job to a professional standard. The goal of the current project is the restoration and presentation, of a vintage 1950's Packard. Project vehicles may be showcased at local vintage auto events.
Crash Course Etc. program is already functioning at the East Coast Automotive garage. Several youth are currently enrolled in the program, learning the hands on world of auto repair. Currently funded solely by Daniel Ford, Crash Course is currently incorporating as a nonprofit organization, with the goals of betterment of the community and positive career development options for our youth.
Each project will be documented in digital video, for a video portfolio presentation, further creating incentive and interest for the youth.