Classic car clubs, collectors, and enthusiasts are invited to attend the 14th Annual Custom and Classic Car show on Friday, May 3, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The Silicon Valley Career Technical Education car show has grown steadily in size with over 200 entries in 2017 that raised over $5,000. This year, we hope to have more than 300 vehicle exhibitors. Spectator admission to the car show is free, with limited parking. The event is held at the SVCTE campus located at 760 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136.
Exhibitor passes are a $20 tax-deductible donation/fee per car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle in the SVCTE auto show. Pre-registration is not available. Exhibitors will pay at the gate on the night of the event. All proceeds go directly to support students competing in SkillsUSA competitions. Last February, 34 SVCTE students won regional medals and 44 qualified to advance to the SkillsUSA state competition at the Ontario Convention Center on April 19-22.
According to SVCTE’s Auto Body instructor and event organizer, Robert McTaggart, more than 1,000 spectators attend the annual event each year. Spectators enjoy voting on their favorites in eight categories: best car, best motorcycle, best pedal push, best car under construction, best truck, best club participation, best engine, and the best paint job in the show.
Students and staff from SVCTE programs showcase a variety of display tables. Raffle prizes are provided by vendors and the California Teachers Association (CTA). Live music will be performed by Vital Sign. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Sponsors are still needed to make the event even more successful, this year. For questions, contact event organizer Robert McTaggart at (408) 723-6563.
Tax-deductible donations may be made through the MetroED Foundation which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please specify that the donation is for the SVCTE Annual Custom & Classic Car Show. Donations can be made online at www.metroed.net/donate, or by mail to MetroED Foundation, 760 Hillsdale Avenue Bldg 400, San Jose, CA 95136.
SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. The nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000-member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. The organization empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens as it improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce.
About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. Register for a free campus tour or get more information at: www.metroed.net
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