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Auto I Students Drag Car puts on a show for VIPs

Published: September 27, 2022 10:29am

It’s not every day you get to rev a drag so hard that flames come out of it in front of a room filled with Police Officers.

Students from the Automotive I Course at Rockingham PCYC put on a show at their Institute of Training graduation, proudly showcasing the drag car they have been working on throughout the course.

As part of PCYC’s Institute of Training Certificate I in Automotive Course, students at Rockingham PCYC have had the opportunity to build a drag car from the chassis up.

The graduation was buzzing with the VIP guests, including the Mayor of Rockingham, Deb Hamblin, Assistant Commissioner of the WA Police, Paul Zanetti, Police Coordinator Vanessa Collins and PCYC CEO, David van Ooran, who were all there to cheer the students on.

13 students attended the graduation, proudly receiving their Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation from Assistant Commissioner, Paul Zanetti.

Having the ability to gain hands on experience has reignited a passion for learning in many of the students who were previously disengaged from traditional school.

Rockingham PCYC Automotive Trainer, Brenden Cosgrove, said, “All the students who worked on the drag car project now have a strong sense of achievement, knowing they have built something from scratch.”

This project has been made possible thanks to Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's Grant Scheme, supported by Lotterywest.

All the students who worked on the drag car project now have a strong sense of achievement.
— Rockingham PCYC Automotive Trainer, Brenden Cosgrove