Vocational Training; Ant. Auto





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Project Description

Region: North America

Country: USA

Location: Salinas, CA

Total Budget: $52,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Repair/restoration of Classic & Antique autos is a big market in central/northern California, yet in district 5230 there are no vocational training venues to teach these needed skills; and many shops in the district are too overloaded with work to train novices. Thus we are filling this need by offering this training in partnership with Rancho Cielo, which is a very successful vocational training campus in district 5230 for kids "at risk"; many of whom are given the choice of incarceration or learning a vocation.

At Rancho Cielo, we will teach them the basics of carburetor repair, mechanical timing adjustment, wire harness repair, body prep and finish painting. The total cost for the first three years of this new curriculum is $52,000 which will acquire all the tools, consumables, artifacts, and training instructors needed during the first three years. Two members of the host Rotary club are heavily involved in designing/refining the curriculum and working with Rancho Cielo management to implement the program. This will be an annual summer class, with the first training class scheduled to begin in June 2022.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5230

Rotary Club of: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Primary Contact: Mark Grandcolas

Email: mjgrandcolas@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4921

Rotary Club of: Bahía Blanca Norte

Primary Contact: PGD Javier A. Holowiniec

Email: jholowiniec@outlook.com

Project Status

Need $21,900
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2126561.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Carmel-by-the-Sea (5230)





Bahía Blanca Norte (4921)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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Project Supporting Documents

Rancho Cielo2


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by PGD Javier A. Holowiniec of the Rotary Club of Bahía Blanca Norte, District 4921.

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