Hot in the Shops- April 2023
April 21, 2023
Ralph Pelagio, from St. Charles, Illinois, is using his education at WyoTech to create a dream project of his.
Ralph has always wanted to complete this project, but has never had the chance or the resources. However, taking Diesel technology and Chassis Fabrication, he decided to use his time at the technical school to finally build his dream go-kart. Having bought a kart originally, he tore it apart and extended it about 3 feet. He bought the engine and a few other parts separately. Ralph says that the WyoTech instructors were instrumental in this process. “The teachers were a huge help. Any questions I had, not just Chassis Fab related but also relating to the engine and other parts, they are very knowledgeable and more than willing to assist in any way they can.”
He also speaks to how the school pushed him and helped him grow toward his career. His plan is to go back home to work in a custom auto shop. He says what he learned at the school and working on the project will help him to more efficiently get customers’ cars in and out of the shop, and to build them better than they were before. “The classes teach you everything you need to know about the industry and help in the job and career path you want to follow…..the school is a great community with good morals, and pushes you to be a better person.”
Forge your path at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. We are a destination school for future technicians pursuing full-time training in Automotive, Diesel, and Collision & Refinishing. Pair your core training with six specialty programs in Street Rod, High-Performance Power Trains, Applied Service Management, Chassis Fabrication, Advanced Diesel, and Trim & Upholstery.