Youth Education & Training

In addition to being an all inclusive auto repair, mechanic, and auto body shop, Gustafson Brothers is proactive in providing youth education. With over 50 years in the automotive industry we clearly understand the importance of education for young people.

We offer two programs: The Automotive Education Series (normally 2 sessions during the summer months). And during the school year, we partner with Huntington Beach High School enabling students to have the opportunity to take their automotive skills to the next level while earning their school credits in our auto tech class. 

Below you will learn about both programs and why leading the field in automotive youth education has become our passion.

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The Automotive Education Series

Our segment of the transportation industry is a vibrant and essential service to the driving public. Our goal is to introduce the world of automotive and collision to the next generation.

Our Intro to Auto program tailored for youth aged 13-18! This hands-on learning experience merges science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.M.) principles, offering a dynamic exploration of the automotive world. With a focus on fostering curiosity and innovation, participants dive into practical automotive concepts, from mechanics to design, igniting their passion for automotive engineering. Our affordable program at just $100 a week ensures accessibility to all, as we prepare the next generation of automotive enthusiasts for an exciting journey ahead. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

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Are you ready to be a part of a Champion Shop?

In todays complex computer driven vehicles it is now becoming a highly skilled profession. We believe the select few who are invested have the opportunity to earn a six figure income with no student debt. Could this be you?

Sign up for the Gustafson Brothers Automotive Education Series by filing out and submitting the form below.

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Huntington Beach High School & Gustafson Brothers Auto Tech Class

Huntington Beach High School students have the opportunity to take their automotive skills to the next level which achieving their school credits in our auto tech class. With the focus of hands-on training and curriculum taught by experienced instructors, students will gain real-world experience working on vehicles in a professional environment. Learning from the tires up, students will develop the necessary skills to succeed in the automotive industry.

*Captions for above photos in order: 1. Mr. Ethridge recaps the year and tells the students they accomplished the impossible. 2. The students taking our Auto Service and Collision Segment Survey. 3. Some of the projects the students worked on were: Cylinder head, Electric rack & pinion, and 5-speed Manual Transmission. 4. Brendon did extensive work on his 1988 Regatta. Ignition System replacement, exhaust diagnostic, electrical testing, plastic welding, and more. Way to go Brendon! 5. Sydney with her 1967 restored Camaro. This was a BIG job from the wheels up!! Most of the class worked very hard on it throughout the year! Good job Sydney & class! 6. Dillion with his rebuilt engine in his 1971 VW Bug! Great job Dillion!

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It’s been an exciting journey …

Reflecting on the past school year, we are thrilled to share the tremendous success and growth we’ve witnessed in our partnership with Huntington Beach High School in hosting the HBHS Auto Tech program at our facility. It’s been an exciting journey marked by tireless enthusiasm, boundless learning, and the steady voices of collaboration echoing in our training center.

Our collaboration with HBHS has been remarkable since the first wrench turned. Together, we’ve witnessed students dive headfirst into the intricate world of automotive mechanics, learning invaluable skills from the tires up. They are mastering the nuances of suspension systems to troubleshoot and repair their vehicles confidently. The students have embraced the opportunity to expand their knowledge and hone their craft in this first Auto Tech Class.

As we look ahead to the coming year, we are thrilled to start up again in September 2024 with expanded curriculum offerings. HBHS Auto Tech Class will serve as a dynamic hub of learning, innovation, and hands-on experience for budding automotive enthusiasts.

Our future desire is to offer intermediate and advanced Auto Tech classes as a complete career path for students.

More than just an educational endeavor, our partnership with HBHS represents a commitment to nurturing the next generation of automotive talent & being a part of our Huntington Beach community. We are passionate about providing students with the resources and support they need to pursue rewarding careers in the automotive profession. There are Technology Specialist, Diesel Specialist, Suspension & Alignment Specialist, and much more. The positions in this profession are endless!

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm as we work together to empower the next generation of automotive specialists. Big shout out to our teachers Mr. Ethridge and David Baylor with their brilliant automotive minds. 

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HBHS & Gustafson Brothers Youth Education

Putting finishing touches on the Camaro on the last day of class.

Gustafson Brothers Auto Repair Shop & Auto Body Shop In Huntington Beach, CA Services:

Cadillac | Buick | Chevy | GMC | Ford | Lincoln | Nissan | Infiniti | Toyota | Lexus | Kia | Hyundai | Acura | Honda | BMW | Porsche | VW | Volvo

Orange County Areas We Serve: Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley

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