Alex Xydias (left) and Chip Foose brought AXC students to the SEMA Garage last year to help install parts on the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150.
“Providing a viable career opportunity to today’s youth is the main focus of the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts,” said AXC Co-founder and Racing Pioneer Alex Xydias. “We recognize that not every child will go on to a four-year college and for those who have an interest in the automotive industry, becoming a certified service technician, mechanic or restoration specialist is an ideal opportunity. We are grateful to have partners like this, that through their generous donations, help to cover 100% of the cost to attend these programs.”
The AXC program was developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts based in the Inland Valley outside of Los Angeles. During the two-year program, students explore automotive concepts and build skills in basic mechanics, diagnostics and service, auto body, metal fabrication and restoration. The program is designed to prepare students for continued study in college and the workplace. The program is funded through the generous support of private donors and sustaining partners. To make a donation, visit www.TLCfairplex.com, click “Donate Now” and choose “CTEC Auto/AXC.”