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Show-Stopping Drag Racing Machine

Leading automotive parts supplier, ACM Parts has partnered with TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to create a new project that will see students transform an ordinary vehicle into a show-stopping drag racing machine.

20 Apr 2017

Leading automotive parts supplier, ACM Parts, has partnered with TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to create a new project that will see students transform an ordinary vehicle into a show-stopping drag racing machine.

ACM Parts CEO, Mike Kirkman, said the highly anticipated drag car project was a key part of the ACM Parts and TAFE Queensland SkillsTech partnership, which launched in January this year. “ACM Parts believes you need to invest in today’s automotive students to turn them into tomorrow’s industry leaders,” Mr Kirkman said. “Providing quality training resources and initiatives is key and we are proud to assist SkillsTech deliver innovative automotive education to its students.”

ACM Parts has delivered the car that will be the core of the project and has also donated automotive parts to the project, which TAFE Queensland SkillsTech apprentices from all skill levels will use to do the necessary restoration and performance modification work on the 2007 Holden Commodore.

Automotive teacher and project lead, Mark Booker, said the drag car project will allow apprentices to take charge of their own education, as well as gain first-hand industry experience. “The project hasn’t even begun and already it’s created a fantastic learning environment for my students – they’re excited, motivated and want to know more about the project, which I am really thrilled about,” Mr Booker said. “This partnership with ACM Parts is proving to be a real win for our students.”

The partnership will also see ACM Parts provide car bodies, auto parts and an annual student prize to support TAFE Queensland SkillsTech’s delivery of more than 70 automotive courses to over 2000 students.

ACM Parts is an Australian business committed to offering repairers an easy, affordable alternative for sourcing parts. It offers a wide range of high-quality parts to repairers and consumers, including quality-checked recycled parts, OEM parts and ACM Certified Parts.

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