Zimbrick Honda hosts girls auto clinic

Zimbrick Honda, in partnership with the Dane County School Consortium (DCSC), is hosting a Girl’s Auto Clinic that will culminate with a graduation ceremony for participants on April 12.

The eight-week program, which began Feb. 22, encourages high school age women to defy gender stereotypes in the automotive industry. Only 9.5% of Americans working in automotive repair and maintenance are women, according to 2021 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The participants were joined each week by Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road’s Fixed Operations Director Jennifer Ellestad, and the nine female service advisors from Zimbrick Honda, Hyundai West, Buick GMC West, and Infiniti.

Taught by Honda Master Technician Tim Kesterson, the course covered workshop safety, maintenance, inspections, tires, brakes, steering/suspension, basic electricity, and internal engine components.