Jesus , a Hueneme HS graduate, completed the DRAGG program in 2020. As one of our many young men who have attended and graduated, Jesus enjoyed his time in DRAGG and the relationships he created with his peers and mentors/instructors. Jesus immediately began working in the industry but knew he wanted more. After reaching out to DRAGG about other industry opportunities, Jesus was hired with Haas Automation (in Oxnard) where he enjoys his current position as a forklift operator! Jesus has certainly earned this accomplishment and credits this to hard work and determination - he was also very blessed with his first child, a son in 2021. Jesus wants the DRAGG staff to know, "Thank you so much for the DRAGG program and for the program being there for him." We celebrate all of our students’ successes and wish them well in all their future endeavors.
Chandler, a 2017 alumni of DRAGG. Chandler has been hard at work breaking into the automotive industry and he credits DRAGG for guiding him to success. Chandler attended Ventura College and is now a full time Mechanical Associate at Car Max! He also has four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificates to his name. Being a hands-on learner, DRAGG helped him hone his professional skills. Congrats!
“DRAGG has expanded my little-to-no knowledge I have on cars. Thanks to our teachers, Sergeant Shrubb & Mr. Giles, along with other members of the DRAGG Program, they’ve created a positive environment which makes me eager to learn & improve myself. I have become much more dedicated to my community in Oxnard. I am hoping now to pursue a career in which I serve Oxnard.”
“DRAGG has impacted me very illustrious[ly] in many ways. I’ve learned a substantial amount of new knowledge about automobiles. I hope to strive in the automotive industry and DRAGG offers an opportunity to have a way to guide you.”
“DRAGG has brought me closer to friends I haven’t seen in so long. It has also gotten me a step closer to my goal to be a mechanic in the future.”
“Stop parking in your past and start driving your future. Being in this program has made me more knowledgeable on car maintenance as well as going to different field trips. It is also a great program that in the future will give me employment opportunities.”