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17-year-old is an ace auto tech – WSB-TV Channel 2

17-year-old is an ace auto tech – WSB-TV Channel 2

Ismael Garcia has constantly felt correct at household less than the hood of a car.

“My beloved movie escalating up was ‘Cars’ with Lightning McQueen. I just assumed it was amazing,” Garcia said.

If a car is broken, the Gilmer Superior Faculty junior can resolve it.

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“I would believe in him with your automobile, with my car or truck, and any one else’s,” car shop instructor Ken Martin mentioned.

The Ford Motor Corporation agrees.  At a Friday ceremony, executives honored Garcia for productively completing all 108 Ford vehicle technician classes. “Gone are the times of calling them mechanics.  A mechanic is anyone who turns a wrench,” Ford’s Anthony Davis explained. Davis states experts know how to diagnose what is primarily a rolling laptop.  “My Ford Explorer has additional circuitry than the Saturn 5 rocket that went to the moon,” Davis mentioned.

Garcia’s classmate, Robby Sanders, has now put his instruction to get the job done at Ronnie Thompson Ford in Ellijay.

“There are individuals who have faith in me each working day with their cars. I never know about you all, but I wouldn’t want someone who ‘doesn’t know’ working on my motor vehicle, right?”


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Garcia is the initially large college university student in the country to finish all of the Ford programs. He’s now as capable and accredited as they come. But in his coronary heart, he’s a accredited automobile guy. “I just believe it’s interesting. You can commence with a basic automobile and switch it into a cool car just place modifications in,” Garcia said. In a calendar year, following high faculty, Garcia says he’ll head to technical university.

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