Classic Car Expo
Waterford Training Centre to celebrate success of the only Classic Car Restoration Course in the Country with free public Classic Car Show
A public showcase of some of the finest classic and vintage cars is set to take place on Saturday, June 16th at the Waterford Training Centre located at Waterford Industrial Estate from 10 am.
The Classic Car showcase is a celebration of the works completed by the course participants who have taken part in either the Classic Car Restoration day course or the evening course over the last 20 weeks. The Classic Car Restoration Course was launched in 2016 at the Waterford Training Centre part of Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB and it is the only course of its kind in the entire country.
Commenting on the course and the qualifications offered to its participants Shay Cummins Assistant Manager at the Waterford Training Centre says, “To date over 50 people have taken part and gained qualifications in Classic Car Restoration, we have course participants come from all over to gain this qualification, from Dublin to Cork and all across the Southeast region. The youngest learner to date was 19 and the eldest was 72, people participate in this course for all manner of reasons, some are fully qualified mechanics and they wish to add this City & Guilds qualification to their existing skillset and some course participants take part in the course to develop a new skillset in the motor industry.
The Classic Car Show is open to the public free of charge from 10 am on the morning of Saturday, June 16th where visitors to the centre can expect to see a variety of 40 different classic and vintage cars on display along with an ability to gain an insight to the course workings and meet the trainers and course participants in the classic car restoration workshop.
The Classic Car Restoration Course Instructor Pat Bolger has over 40 years’ experience in the motor trade and in restoring old cars. Commenting on the upcoming event Pat says, “We are delighted to showcase the work processes that take place in classic car restoration. As we move into an era of E and Hybrid cars, there is a real need for specialists with this type of training in Ireland. The popularity of this course has been fantastic, it is open to those who are unemployed to help them re-train or up-skill and it has proven hugely successful.”
Members of the public are welcome to attend the Classic Car Restoration Showcase at the Waterford Training Centre, Waterford Industrial Park on the Cork Road on Saturday, June 16th from 10 am – for further details see www.facebook.com/Waterford-Wexford-Training-Services. Classic car enthusiasts are also very welcome to bring along their own classic car on the day.
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