Jenkins Motor Sports Vocational Automotive Youth Training Center -                                  "Training Tomorrows Leaders"
Training Program
Course Overview
Jenkins Motor Sports Vocational Automotive Youth Training Center (JMS-VAYTC) provides industry specific skills to under-served youth in the basic automotive responsibilities of an entry level technician.   JMS-VAYTC's 24 month training program offers a unique opportunity for qualified students to learn auto mechanic skills in a hands-on environment with certified trainers who are veterans in their field.  The classes offered focuses on the basic automotive skill applications required of an entry-level worker. 
Deigned for entry-level service mechanics - and those with more experience who need to improve their skills - the auto mechanic program provides expert training in both mechanical and electrical servicing.
Introductory courses will discusses math, measurements, workplace safety, and the various parts of the automobile. Trainees then tackle more advanced concepts and procedures for servicing and troubleshooting electrical systems, automatic transmissions, steering and suspension systems, and computerized engine control systems.
Course List:
  • Basic Automotive Systems
            Introduction to Automotive Repair
            Basic Industrial Math
            Introduction to Automotive Repair
            Basic Industrial Math
  • Engine Operations and Overhaul
            Automotive Engine Parts and Operation
            Small Engines
            Automotive Engine Types
            Automotive Engine Overhaul 
            Automotive Lubrication Systems
            Automotive Cooling Systems
           Automotive Fuel Systems, Part 1
            Automotive Fuel Systems, Part 2
            Port Fuel Injection
            Advanced Fuel Injection Systems
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
            Ignition System Components and Operation (Automotive)
            Ignition System Maintenance (Automotive)
            Automotive Starting Systems
            Distributorless Ignition Explained
            Automotive Electrical Systems
            Electricity for Auto Technicians 
            Charging Systems Explained
            Electronics for Auto Technicians
  • Braking and Suspension Systems
            Automotive Braking Systems
            Antilock Braking Systems
            Antilock Brake Systems Explained
            Troubleshooting Antilock Brakes 
            Automotive Suspension Systems
            Automotive Suspension Explained
            Automotive Steering Systems and Wheel Alignment
            Four Wheel Alignment
  • Automotive Engines
            Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing
            Automotive Drive Trains: Automatic and Manual
  • Automotive Computer Control and Additional Systems
            Computerized Engine Controls (Automotive)
            Advanced Automotive Computer Systems
            The Automotive Computer
            Automotive Engine Performance/Troubleshooting
            Troubleshooting the Electrical System 
            Troubleshooting Port Fuel Injection 
            Drivability Troubleshooting
            Drivability Troubleshooting: Hesitation Problems
            Automotive Emissions Explained 
            Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Part 1
            Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Part 1
            Automotive Air Conditioning Systems Explained
To view curriculum please click here.
  1. Be between the ages of 16-24 years old.
  2. Be a legal resident of Alamance, Forsyth, or Guilford County for more than a year.
  3. Have a valid Driver's license or North Carolina Identification Card.
  4. Have a valid Social Security Card.
  5. Demonstrate a desire to become an automotive mechanic.  We are looking for candidates who are passionate about being offered an opportunity to better themselves and learn a skilled trade.
  6. Be physically up to the challenge.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more.
  7. Have minimum math and reading skills (English) for all classes.
Application process:
  1. Must attend an open house/orientation prior to submitting your application.
  2. Complete the applicate and return it by the deadline.
  3. If applicants meet the criteria an interview will be scheduled, and then you will be notified if accepted into the introduction program within a few days.
Note:  Acceptance into the introduction program does not constitute acceptance into the training program.
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