Leading automotive parts supplier ACM Parts has delivered the car that will be at the core of a new TAFE Queensland SkillsTech student project to 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 SkillsTech partnership, which launched in January.

“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 also donated automotive parts to the project, which SkillsTech apprentices from all skill levels will use to do the necessary restoration and performance modification work on the 2007 Holden Commodore.

SkillsTech 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 firsthand 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’m really thrilled about,” Mr Booker said.

“This partnership with ACM Parts is proving to be a real win for our students, and of real value to SkillsTech as a provider of quality automotive training.”

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