*A large percentage of young people do not have a positive or Christian male role model engaged in their lives.
*There are very few high school or affordable secondary school automotive trade programs available in greater Austin.
*There is an increasing need for automotive technicians and mechanics throughout the automotive industry. Many good techs will age out in the next few years.
*Statistics show that 27% of vocationally skilled workers earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree.
*Vocational employers indicate that 40% of their job vacancies are due to a lack of skilled or properly trained workers.
*There is a great need for young people to develop a set of moral and interpersonal values that will help them succeed and become a positive influence in their families and community.
*Owen’s Garage provides this opportunity by offering training in basic and intermediate auto repair in addition to ASE certification in certain core areas.
*Owen’s Garage provides Christian mentors who engage with students, teach them interpersonal and basic life skills, model and share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and offer 200+ years of combined automotive maintenance, repair, design and operation theory, training, and overall experience.