Technical centers collaborate on annual car show

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SkillsUSA students from both technical centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools are working together to organize a car show. While this is the 17th annual car show, it is the first to involve both the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse (formerly known as the Chesterfield Technical Center) and the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, which opened earlier this month.

Car clubs and individuals from across Virginia will display classic cars, street rods, muscle cars, 4x4s and motorcycles. Admission is free, and the car show will be open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Tractor Supply Co., 6801 Lake Harbour Drive off Hull Street Road. The rain date is Oct. 12; call 804-768-6160 for weather updates.

To exhibit in the car show, call 804-768-6160, ext. 1033. Registration for exhibitors costs $15 before Oct. 1, then $20 afterward including on-site registration. Vendors may rent space for $20. Students in the culinary arts and the baking and pastry arts programs will sell baked goods. All proceeds will go to the schools’ SkillsUSA chapters, which provide opportunities for student leadership, community service and skills competition on district, state and national levels.

A total of about 1,700 students are enrolled in the technical centers, which emphasize hands-on technical training. Many courses offer dual enrollment college credit and opportunities to earn industry certification. Among the courses available are veterinary science, barbering, medical assisting, child development, homeland security, plumbing, firefighting and commercial photography.