By: Katie Hurst
The SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program is expanding to 10 builds in the 2019-2020 school year. As partners in this program, ten high school auto shop classes will customize 3rd Generation Toyota 4Runners and Jeep Wrangler TJ’s. The program aims to bridge the gap between industry and auto shop students to foster the next generation of hobbyists and automotive aftermarket workforce.
Through this hands-on build program, students will expand their real-world auto tech skills by working with aftermarket products while being introduced to a new career path to pursue their passion for customization. The builds will begin in January and the students will complete their builds by the end of the school year.
Aftermarket companies can support this effort through parts donations and or mentorship opportunities. Sponsors will have their product(s) installed on the vehicle(s) as well as receive recognition through the build website and in SEMA build promotions.
Sponsoring the SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program is not only giving high school students a build experience of a lifetime, it’s allowing them to open their minds to the possibilities of what can be done using aftermarket products. If you’re interested in supporting one or more of the student vehicle builds, please fill out the product donation form. If you’re interested in mentoring a school, please contact SEMA youth engagement programs manager, Katie Hurst.