The Motown Automotive Professionals car club was formed in
the early 1970's. Over the years we have attended many of the
local high schools and put on presentation for the young
student. Lately, a few of the members decided to do more for
the community, by assembling an automotive vocational
training facility for the economically and socially deprived
The Motown Automotive Professionals nonprofit
(MAPn) is a
corporation focused on supplying that support. In the current
climate, a significant number of high school aged individuals
are heading into society without the desire or means to go to
college. They are looking at the dangerous and deadly street
scene, because they think it is the only option.
We need to expand the choices for these young adults. Large
numbers of them carry an interest in automobiles, so it makes
good sense to capitalize on this fact. We need to use their
interest to keep them stimulated long enough for them to learn
a skill they can use to become a productive member of society.
MAPn will create an environment that consists of instruction
on current automotive repair and the correct use of approved
products from the after market.
Included in the program will be:
(MAPnREM) Remedial training for all of those whom
it is required
(MAPn100) The Automotive Industry
(MAPn200) Shop Procedures, Safety, Tools, and
(MAPn300) Vehicle Inspection
(MAPn400) Engine Operation and Service
(MAPn500) Cooling and Fuel System Theory AND
(MAPn600) Electrical System Theory AND SERVICE
(MAPn700) ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND
(MAPn800) Automotive Engine Service and Repair
(MAPn900) Miscellaneous Chassis Theory and Service
(MAPn1000) Suspension, Steering and Alignment
(MAPn1200) Comfort Systems and Vehicle
The participants will be instructed in a classroom setting and
then given hands-on experience under the supervision of
Michigan Board of Education certified instructors in each
subject. The classes will run three evening per weekends forty-
eight weeks per year, for two years. After this, a paid two-year
apprentice program in a local auto repair facility. The
participant will then have all of the qualifications on each field
area of certification they wish to be involved in.
Applicants will be chosen from a list supplied by guidance
counselors in the metro Detroit, Michigan public school system
with preference to those that are economically and socially
deprived, minority or challenged in one or more areas and
walk-in after a satisfactory interview with the staff members.
Our main requirement of the student is that they have the
desire and commitment to the goal.
There will also be field trips to Motorsports events to expose
students of this program to the excitement and gratifying
rewards awaiting the persons with the right credentials.
All of this will be done at low cost and or financial aid to the student. MAPn will
secure funding from the business community under the Internal
Revenue Code 501(c)(3) guidelines and donations from
Corporate America and the public.