The goal of West Coast Customs Academy is to motivate, train and provide students with technical skills relative to the automotive aftermarket trades.
The Academy offers a comprehensive 48-week training program featuring a curriculum format comprised of six trade-level instructional segments including Auto Body, Upholstery, Fabrication, Wheels and Tires, Electronics, and Wrap and Tint. The rigorous program provides students with both in-depth classroom time taught by leaders in the customization industry and hands-on training and project work at the world-famous West Coast Customs facility in Burbank, CA.
“I have been building custom cars from the ground up for the past 27 years. It is unfortunate that many high schools are unable to offer wood shop or automotive classes any longer and I feel that high-quality hand-craftsmanship work is a dying art form. I would like to help bridge that gap, give back to my community, bring in younger generations and build new talent at the all-mew West Coast Customs Academy.” Says founder Ryan Friedlinghaus.
Founded in 1993, West Coast Customs is the premiere vehicle modification shop with a large celebrity clientele, ranging from Paris Hilton to Justin Bieber.
With West Coast Customs Academy classes commencing early 2017, plans for a two-hour WCCA special on FOX Sports have already been green lit.