Wylie High School junior Cody Carrigan’s automotive inspiration started in his own garage long before he stepped foot in Cisco College’s automotive technician classes. He said he tinkers with cars at home, often with his father. His grandfather also helped steer him toward the automotive industry.
When Carrigan steps into class, it’s more business-like, he said. “This is more like job training than what I do at home,” he said. “Here, we’re learning more of the process. Things like engine diagnosis. At home I’m doing this just for fun.”
Carrigan is one of many Abilene students involved in Career and Technical Education classes in Abilene. The classes not only fill a need for student but also for local employers who need workers.