DMACC Perry VanKirk Academy to co-sponsor downtown car show

Hot rods from the ages will be seen Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fifth annual Perry Car Show on Second Street in downtown Perry.

The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy and Perry Economic Development Inc. (PEDI) will co-sponsor the fifth annual Perry Car Show Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second Street in downtown Perry.

The event is free and free dashboard plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at the event.

There will be scores of classic cars on hand, presented by the Perrydice Cruizers car club.

“The classic car show is an opportunity to bring a car culture to Perry and build a love of well-built cars, art and great people,” said Perry City Council member and event organizer Dean Berkland.

Students from the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy will be also have a role in the free event.

“This is a great opportunity for our DMACC students to help in the event and also learn about classic cars that bring out the love of automobiles for many people,” DMACC auto instructor Charlie Uren said. “They are excited.”

In addition, the Perry DMACC will have a booth set up to answer questions about career and educational opportunities in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. Various employers from manufacturing, health-related fields and education will be available at the mini career fair.

“Perry Economic Development partnered with the car show organizers because it is an opportunity to bring local industry to promote the career opportunities in manufacturing, health and more,” said Eddie Diaz, PEDI secretary and DMACC VanKirk director. “On the DMACC side, we will be offering information on career paths for folks looking to get upskilled in health, transportation and manufacturing.”

Diaz said DMACC representatives will also be available to talk about DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy and how free training is available to qualified candidates.

“In this program, DMACC works with area employers to provide the training needed to be job-ready for in-demand careers in the Perry area,” he said.

Dan Ivis is the DMACC marketing and public relations liaison.


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