CCCC Awarded Grant From RPM Foundation

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From Central Carolina Community College

SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College has been awarded $12,000 from The RPM Foundation to fund scholarships in Automotive Restoration.

In the CCCC Automotive Restoration program, students get extensive hands-on training in metal and plastic body restoration, wood and steel component fabrication, automotive engines and drive trains, painting and refinishing, automobile upholstery, electrical systems and welding. Graduates can earn either a diploma or certificate in automotive restoration.

RPM Foundation (RPM) is an education grant-making program of America’s Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration and preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit www.rpm.foundation for more information.

Students successfully completing the CCCC Automotive Restoration program will be able to:

• Recognize the major technological systems of the automobile.

• Explain authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods and techniques.

• Identify historical automotive research material sources, methods and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate automotive restoration.

• Use materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.

• Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to pursue a successful business career in antique automobile restoration.

• Recognize the historical role of the automobile in modern society.

• Identify related and supporting scientific fields.

For more information on the scholarships, contact CCCC Foundation Executive Director Emily Hare at (919) 718-7230 or by email at ehare@cccc.edu.

For more information on Central Carolina Community College’s Automotive Restoration Technology program, visit the website www.cccc.edu/curriculum/ majors/ automotiverestoration/.

In the Central Carolina Community College Automotive Restoration program, students get extensive hands-on training in metal and plastic body restoration, wood and steel component fabrication, automotive engines and drive trains, painting and refinishing, automobile upholstery, electrical systems, and welding. For more information on CCCC’s Automotive Restoration Technology program, visit the website www.cccc.edu/curriculum/majors/ automotiverestoration/.

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