On the Cover:
This month’s cover student is Jessica Randby of Duluth, MN, who attends Lake Superior College and is enrolled in its automotive service technology program.
Randby lists her career goals as achieving certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and going on to open her own repair and body shop.
In the future, she would like to hold car care seminars for women so that “more women can learn how important it is to maintain their vehicles and gain basic knowledge of how their vehicles operate.”
During the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show held earlier this month, Randby was presented a $2,500 post-secondary scholarship, part of the Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) scholarship program.
Randby is an actively involved student and serves as president of her school’s Auto Service Club. Through the club she volunteers in community events such as Lights on for Safety and World of Wheels. In high school, Randby was an officer in the Skills USA club and participated in state competitions. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors as well as working on other machinery.
“To receive such a renowned scholarship feels amazing,” said Randby. “I feel that most men see women in the automotive field as a nuisance, but I want to prove that we can really excel in this field. Being a woman in this industry may be tough, but I want to stick with it, and the Women’s Board scholarship is allowing me to do so.”