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Los Angeles high school to showcase automotive career paths; seeks industry support and participation

Open house will spotlight opportunities to students and parents

Los Angeles—Sylmar Charter High School in Los Angeles is opening its automotive technology department’s doors to students, parents and school administration staff to showcase the industry’s career paths and transportation-related employment opportunities.

The school is welcoming repair shops, auto body shops and industry suppliers to provide their perspectives and highlight career potentials in the automotive fields to students and their parents.

“All of us are looking for qualified people to work in our industry,” said Maylan Newton, CEO of Educational Seminars Institute, who will be giving a presentation on transportation technology and talking about the career paths in auto repair, “but before we get qualified people, we must get people interested in our industry — this event is about who we are.”

  • WHAT: Industry Night
  • WHERE: Sylmar Charter High School in L.A.
  • WHEN: May 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • WHY: Create awareness for career opportunities in the automotive field to students and parents
  • HOW: Industry support from ASCCA and CAA members, the aftermarket community, vendors and supporters

Automotive businesses that have a customized or unusual vehicle are encouraged to place them on display during the open house to spark interest and help influence children at the high school level to join the industry.

“I attended an event at Sylmar at the same time a car detail products company was there,” Newton said. “The kids got to detail a car with their products and after the car was detailed, six of them expressed interest in becoming auto detailers because of the hands-on experience they had. These kids and parents don’t have any clue about the automotive industry. It’s up to us to make a difference.”

For more details and volunteering opportunities, email Maylan Newton at

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