McPherson College will partner with the Ferrari Club of America to provide scholarship support, internship opportunities, tooling, and student experiences for automotive restoration students.
The Ferrari Club of America is the largest membership organization of Ferrari enthusiasts in the world. The organization comprises 6,500 members in 40 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The club’s Annual Meeting event draws hundreds of Ferraris from around the world that participate in a concours, rally and other events.
“We are pleased to partner with an organization that understands the importance of encouraging the next generation of auto restoration craftsmen,” Amanda Gutierrez, vice president of automotive restoration, said. “Collaborating with the Ferrari Club of America and its extensive membership base across North America will offer many opportunities for our students.”
This year four students from McPherson College were invited to attend in The Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting where they participated in judging meetings, seminars, and served as apprentice judges for The Ferrari Club of America International Concours. They also had the opportunity to visit the historic Watkins-Glen racetrack.
In its announcement, the Ferrari Club of America stated it plans to support scholarship through voluntary member contribution as well as club fund raising events, donate tools and foreign cars or engines, and support efforts to establish internships and future employment opportunities for students.
“McPherson College stands alone as the only school to provide a bachelor’s degree in restoration technology and its students are looking to apply their skills and learn in a world-setting,” Randy Steyer, FCA National Secretary, said. “Our members know companies that can provide quality learning experiences for these dedicated, passionate, and skilled students.”