(WACO, Texas) – Thirteen students from Texas State Technical College’s Automotive Technology program at the Waco campus recently participated in CarFest at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall in San Antonio.
CarFest is hosted by the Community of Automotive Professionals and brings together the community to build awareness about the automotive industry. This year’s event was held from March 31 to April 2. One portion of the event involved repairs being made on vehicles for San Antonio residents who needed the assistance.
Students from the Waco campus worked alongside Automotive Technology students from the Harlingen and Sweetwater campuses to do maintenance work on several vehicles during two days of the event. Students were selected for the trip by volunteering and with recommendations from instructors.
“It is nice to see that we helped,” said Sergio Medrano, of Terrell, a TSTC Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) student at the Waco campus.
Fellow TSTC Mopar CAP student Matt Lopez, of Tomball, said the event was a great way to learn about job opportunities that local automotive shops have. He said he enjoyed seeing the classic cars on display and exploring the Riverwalk with his classmates when not working at the event.
“I would do it again if I was still going to school (next year),” Lopez said.
For more information on CarFest, go to carfestsa.org.
For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.