So far students have worked on a plethora of restored and customized vehicles. This experience has been rewarding thus far says IC Auto Spa President Derrick Williams, "I think the questions the students are asking, has helped to keep my staff on its toes. Summer is my busiest season, so there has not been a lack of projects for them to work on, and not one intern has seemed intimidated yet by the workload. I think it helps that I have a multi cultural staff, making a comfortable environment for my Hispanic interns. It also helps that I have a dedicated bunch of interns willing to learn. I hope that they look back fondly on this experience."
The goal of the CTE program is for students to earn a post secondary degree or an industry-recognized certification, and land a job that leads to a successful career. According to United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who previously served for eight years as the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools….."
This is IC Auto Spa's first year involved with the CTE program, the company hopes to continue a long term relationship with the Chicago Public Schools in order to do its part to help teach interns "employable skills". In a time where Chicago is being spotlighted for its violence, it is IC Auto Spa's hope to play a part in keeping students motivated and off the streets.