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Cadets get first-hand automotive training
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D-N-A Automotive owner Dustin Ostrom, YCA Director Dr. Robert Hughes and YCA Deputy Director Dr. Roger Lotson present certificates of appreciation June 18 to service manager Douglas Hamsher, Eric Ailes, Charlie Mason, Abrahm Klassen, Tim Hocking, Jonny Kline, Ramon Esppnet, Wisely Jacobs, Mike Bolen and Christopher Jackson. - photo by Photo provided.

Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets recently attended a class taught by D-N-A Automotive owner Dustin Ostrom. 
During the eight-week class, cadets learned basic automotive skills and what it’s like to work at a dealership. 
Mike Reed Chevrolet opened the doors of its service department to the cadets for further training with its ASE-certified technicians. 
“Mike Reed Chevrolet of Hinesville is proud to participate in the Youth ChalleNGe Academy automotive-class program,” owner Mike Reed said. “Giving young people an opportunity to learn a productive trade and follow the example of professional technicians will put them on the path to a stable future.”
During the class, cadets helped to replace engines and perform front-end alignments.
“We have appreciated local business and professional folks giving the time and attention to the training of our cadets,” Youth ChalleNGe Academy Director Dr. Robert Hughes said. “This is practical education, which cannot be bought, but must be taught and caught.”

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