McGavock High School, located in Nashville, TN is partnering with the Specialty Equipment Market Association for their high school vehicle build program. Students of the high school auto tech program will be customizing a 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ before the end of the 2020 school year.
The program, aimed to provide an educational, hands on experience while introducing high school students to the customization hobby has generated interest and support from the industry. Many companies have raised their hands to support the builds through product donations. McGavock High School's sponsors are listed below.
The McGavock High School Automotive Diesel program is a nationally certified, three-year program that actively prepares students for the high stakes automotive field in both post-secondary education and the work force. As the only auto diesel program in the state of Tennessee and an integral part of the school's Academy of Aviation and Transportation and as Metro Nashville Public Schools' reigning Academy of the Year, the program provides students in grades 10 through 12 with a strong foundation in the repair, maintenance, and customization of a wide variety of automobiles.
Students in McGavock's Auto Diesel program have received numerous scholarships and admittance into prestigious programs, including Wirtgen America's R-BEST training program, and formed an engine building team as well. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to achieve great success in the automotive field.