Petra Automotive Recognized in AutoSuccess Champions of Charity Program
The company is honored for its program, Petra-Cares which provides job training and placement for at-risk youth
CYPRESS, TX, Oct. 3, 2023 — Petra Automotive Products, the fastest-growing premium automotive products manufacturer in the world, has been named a Champions of Charity honoree by AutoSuccess, a Babcox Media brand.
The Champions of Charity program recognizes automotive industry companies that are making a difference in their communities, businesses, and beyond with their charitable acts and donations.
Petra Automotive was selected as an honoree for its work through Petra Cares, its charitable arm dedicated to helping young adults aging out of foster care and at-risk youth by providing job training and placement in the auto repair industry.
“We’re very honored by this recognition but what’s more fulfilling is seeing the first class of foster students in the Petra Cares training program graduate and earn jobs as service technicians at Houston area dealerships this past August,” said Arnold Gacita, president of Petra Automotive Products. “We couldn’t be more proud of this group and have high hopes for them and future classes.”
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. Petra Cares’ eight-week program provides transportation, course materials, tools, childcare, technical training, and life skills to students. Upon completion, students are matched with employers via the Petra Automotive Products, Inc. car dealership and repair shops business network.
About Petra Automotive Products
Petra Automotive Products is family-owned and headquartered in Cypress, Texas, just outside Houston. Since 2010, the company’s mission has been to create automotive maintenance products and services that facilitate superior vehicle performance and provide world-class customer service through automotive dealers, auto chains, and independent vehicle repair facilities. To date, Petra has created over 360 offerings and is the fastest-growing premium automotive products manufacturer in the world, delivering Petra-branded products to 37 countries worldwide. Since its inception, Petra has continued to build product strength and value by offering innovative warranty programs and vehicle maintenance training. To learn more, visit www.petraautoproducts.com or call 1-888-Petra-61.
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