BY REID IFORD, TUALATIN LIFE
Bob’s Auto Café might not be what you would expect from the name. There’s no one named Bob, and it’s not a café, but it’s very much about automobiles. It’s a school, but not your typical school. It fills a serious need in the automotive industry for mechanics by offering an intensive training program to people interested in becoming ASE Certified mechanics and entering the field. But there’s another unique angle which is rarely found in technical training schools.
“Bob’s Auto Café is a Christ centered organization,” explains Daniel Lacy, who developed the concept and now serves as executive director. “We believe in teaching with morals and ethics in place, foundational to building good employees. We want to train the full employee, not just a partial employee. We want them to respect themselves, their customers, and their employer.”