it is NOT accredited or ase certified.....have you ever met an "accredited or certified" prep guy or mechanic that doesnt know ****? I HAVE....
no this does NOT count towards college.....college has NOTHING to do with learn how to prep racetrucks, this is about learning a skil, not getting a worthless degree
the graduation ceremony will be out in the desert driving racetrucks, then PARTY at my house afterwards
the certification is good for telling a future employer that you know how to: 1. COME TO WORK ON TIME 2, come to work on every day you are scheduled, 3, work when you are at work and not play grabass and be on social media all day 4. work with others in a fun social environment 5, clean, disassemble, inspect, repair and reassemble desert racing trucks 6, etc etc etc
others in industry that NEED capable techs to prep race trucks will recognize that their applicant has some basic racetruck knowledge and life skills to be an asset to their program
the new minimum wage laws have made some people UNEMPLOYABLE.....this is a school to learn a TRADE and become employable.....and you get a nice BONUS if you graduate to help you get going in life, instead of a HUGE school loan bill to pay.......
I have my own business so I have some free time. Not a "I can 100% check out" but a " I have to check the phone once in awhile" type freedom and occasionally be in the office.
But trust me.... I'm seriously thinking about telling my wife and co-owner to run the biz for 60 days and deal with it... This is a great opp and I'm dying to learn as much as I possibly can from experienced people in a shop. Done the bouncing around from chase team to chase team thing. I need real shop time.
Straight up, this is a kick ass deal.
Programs like this have existed in road racing and rally for decades, they have launched big careers.
Love or hate Pete, he is always doing stuff to progress his program and to help others.
Wow, can't believe I'm actually going to type this as we all know Pete and I probably aren't going to be sending Christmas cards to each other anytime soon, but I have to say Pete, this is a good idea. At least once a week I get an email or DM from someone on social media asking how they can get involved in off-road and my response is always the same "Volunteer on a team."
This is a very good first step in the door for many, and I'm sure it will be expenses paid to the races they attend with you, and the fact they go home with 3k at the end is a nice incentive most wouldn't give. Good on you Pete. While we might disagree with each other 99% of the time, this is a nice open door for people who really want to try and make a career in this industry.