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Automotive Summer Camp Provides Unique Training Opportunity for Kids

Sinclair Community College empowered two dozen kids with critical skills during its fourth annual Automotive Summer Camp. This engaging and educational camp is designed to introduce young enthusiasts to the world of automotive technology and allow them to gain valuable hands-on experience in various automotive tasks.

The camp took place June 25, 26, 27, 2024, at Sinclair’s Dayton campus, Building 20, the John E. Moore, Sr. Technology Center.

Participants, ages 12 to 15, learned how to disassemble an engine, change the oil, perform tire maintenance and more. Additionally, the students received an introduction to electric vehicles, including the opportunity to ride along in an electric vehicle equipped with advanced driver assist technology. 

"Teaching young people how to maintain and perform minor repairs on cars not only empowers them with valuable life skills but also opens doors to a rewarding and lucrative career in the automotive industry. Our camp is designed to spark interest and provide foundational knowledge that can lead to future success," said Justin Morgan, Chair – Sinclair Community College Automotive Technology Department.

Sinclair’s world-class Automotive Technology program prepares students with the skills they need to succeed in high-demand, living-wage careers. Sinclair offers four associate degrees and five certificate programs in Automotive Technology. In the past five years, nearly 750 students have graduated with Sinclair Automotive Technology degrees and certificates. Learn more at