Inaugural Foster Students Enter Petra Cares Program
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/5/2023, 2:08 p.m.
Petra Automotive Products is proud to announce Monday, June 5, marks the first day of training for 11 young adults in the inaugural Petra Cares program. The non-profit arm of Petra Automotive is dedicated to helping young adults aging out of foster care by providing job training and placement in the auto repair industry.
The event is Monday, June 5, 2023 at 11 am Central at 11085 Regency Green Dr. Cypress, TX 77429.
Every year, hundreds of youth age out of the foster care system in the Houston area. The statistical outcomes for many of these young adults are bleak, with homelessness, incarceration, and extreme poverty in many of those emancipated from state oversight and care.
Petra Cares intends to change these outcomes by providing free auto mechanic training and job placement for up to 20% of those youth. Our eight-week course will provide transportation, course materials, tools, childcare, technical training, and life skills to ten students at a time. Upon completion, students are matched with employers via the Petra Automotive Products, Inc. car dealership and repair shops business network. Monday marks the first day these young adults enter the training program.
“Nobody is doing what we’re doing. Great charities counsel foster kids, house them, transport them, and encourage them. But, as far as we know, no organization will take them, love them, move every excuse out of the way to train them, and help them find their career path and purpose as Petra Cares does,” said Arnold Gacita, Founder of Petra Cares.