NEISD Automotive students take part in CarFest 2017

Several North East ISD Automotive Technology students participated in San Antonio’s CarFest held over the weekend at the Expo Hall – Freeman Coliseum.  The purpose of CarFest to promote “Unity in the Community” by providing a weekend of free car repairs and car giveaways for those in need.  The festivities also included an area for kids, a BBQ cook-off, a battle of the bands, shopping, and a car show.  Local repair shops utilize this event to highlight automotive mechanic and technician job opportunities, and the careers available in San Antonio now.  More information about CarFest can be found on their website:  http://www.carfestsa.org/.

NEISD students took part in setting up for the event last Friday, March 31.  Students helped unload equipment, tools, tables and chairs that were used to turn the Expo Hall into a huge automotive repair shop.  On April 1, students were a part of the action.  Several students along with automotive instructors, Dan Izzi and Juan Martinez, worked from 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.  repairing vehicles and participating in training.  The training consisted of an in-depth presentation about automotive electronics.  Students also visited many automotive vendors and post-secondary institutions offering training in automotive education.  “This was a great hands-on learning experience for students, and we hope to participate again next year," said Instructor Dan Izzi. 


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Churchill students Ashley Gloria (L) and Kenya Simms (R) prepare to complete work on a headlight for a Toyota Camry.

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Churchill students Sebastian Blanco (L) and Madison student Daveed Sotello (R) give a thumbs-up while Reagan student Daniel Van Horn work on the car.

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Roosevelt students (Sebastian Blanco (floor) and Kenya Simms (R) along with Roosevelt student Oscar Cisneros (L) work on a Toyota Camry.

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Churchill and Roosevelt students work together to repair a Toyota Camry in the shop.

Posted on 04/10/2017