2nd Annual Girls Auto Clinic hosted by Wilde East Towne Honda

Wilde East Towne Honda is once again co-hosting the Girls Auto Clinic in April and May, encouraging and guiding high school girls to defy gender stereotypes in the automotive industry. 

In partnership with Dane County School Consortium (DCSC), Wilde East Towne Honda utilizes the clinic to educate and empower the girls to consider a career field typically dominated by men.

“We have known for a while that women can do it,” said DCSC Instructor Matt Baumgartner. “The basis is to get them started, get them interested and give it a try.”

Baumgartner also noted that the automotive industry is struggling to find skilled labor in trades. According to the US Department of Labor, there will be more than 37,000 job openings in the auto industry on average per year by 2024.

“This clinic is a great opportunity for these girls to learn something new, while also giving them an inside look into a possible new career path,” said Wilde East Towne Honda Service Manager Chris Niemiec. “We cannot wait to see how far their skills progress throughout the clinic.”

In 2020, the clinic ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Wilde East Towne Honda has implemented extra safety and sanitizing measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. 

The seven-week clinic began on April 8, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., and runs every Thursday through the end of May.