Students from A.B. Miller High in Fontana learn about auto tech careers
December 18, 2017 | Administrator
A.B. Miller High School students interested in auto technology saw what their futures could hold with a close up look at a classic 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, a replica of the time machine from the movie “Back to the Future” and one of a dozen cars and trucks on display last week at an event to generate interest in auto technology careers.
A fully restored 1965 Ford Falcon and a Mazda R-100 drag racer were among the mix of cars provided by Prime Motivation which partnered with Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga on Dec. 11 to bring awareness to auto tech industry careers that can be achieved without a four-year university degree, according to a Fontana Unified School District news release.
The students attended a seminar where auto tech professionals and educators from Chaffey College, the National Hot Rod Association and the Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium of community colleges spoke about career technical education opportunities.
“We have A.B. Miller students and graduates working at every car dealership in Fontana,” Tony Alvarado, an auto tech teacher at A.B. Miller, said in the release. “We also have alumni who now work as wheel mechanics for the armed forces, and many of them helped provide disaster relief for victims of the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.”
Miller students can receive Chaffey College credit if they score an A or B on a Chaffey auto technology certification exam through Chaffey’s High School Partnership program.