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“We were lucky enough to purchase an online textbook with interactive lessons,” said Locke. “You don’t have hands-on, but you can click certain buttons and it will actually move a lever or press a button.”

As in previous courses, Locke’s students will be certified in all nine areas of Automotive Service Excellence this semester in addition to other industry-standard qualifications. In other words, they’ll get into the job market with a head start, Locke said.

“It really helps if you want to get a job. It helps employers to see that they are one step ahead of the rest, ”said Lock.

While some students have found a job or internship before graduation, others use the car classes as preparation for tech school. Either way, Locke said, students have the opportunity to jump straight into the industry with skills they might not otherwise have.

FHS Senior Ian Honanie is one of those students who would like to continue learning the ins and outs of car repair after graduation.

According to the district, Honanie was recognized by the FHS car program as an outstanding, versatile car student. On Friday, Honanie received a full tool kit from Grand Canyon Auto Supply as a reward for his hard work to aid him in his training at the Universal Technical Institute.

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