Student Spotlight

Student excellence at DRAGG isn’t confined to a single category. Accomplishments reside in the community, in school, in careers and at home. While all DRAGG students are worth celebrating, here are a few individuals who will leave an impression in our program. We celebrate DRAGG student’s many accomplishments!


Fernando has worked as an Alignment Technician for AV Tire for nearly four years. Being ASE Certified, Fernando enjoys being recognized for excellent service by local members of the community. Fernando is now married with one beautiful son. He spent two years at DRAGG, which he says gave him hands-on-experience and helped him develop his skills for real world application. He enjoys being recognized for good service by members of the community.


Tony graduated from Rio Mesa in 2016 and went through the DRAGG program during his senior year. Tony showed an aptitude for cars & mechanics and quickly became an ASE Certified Technician with Toyota. Tony’s dedication paid off! He is now an auto appraiser for Infinity Insurance and a role model for our students.


Rio Mesa HS Alumni graduated from DRAGG in 2016. As one of our many young women that are included in the program, Miranda enjoyed her time in DRAGG and the relationships she cultivated with her peers and mentors/instructors. She now attends Oxnard College and works for our friends at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. We celebrate all of our students’ successes and keep in touch well after they leave our doors. The relationships we make are built on trust and guidance.

What Our Students Are Saying

“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.”

-Giovanna G

“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.”

-Rolando G

“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.”

-Bryan D

“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.”

-Josue M.

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