Learning To Build Cars With A Popular Toy

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Updated: 4/24/2013 6:31 pm
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Chris and Tim Whitaker want to make cars, but they don't have a lot of experience doing so.

48-year-old Tim used to work as a metal fabricator.

"Totally different ballpark, totally, no similarities.  I'm used to building stuff out of metal and welding it together," said Tim Whitaker.

Now he's building a car door with Legos.

"I should have brought my Grand-Daughter," said Whitaker.

You probably think of Legos as a children's toy, but by making car doors and seats out of them, the Whitaker's hope to eventually get a career building cars.

"It's the process that they're learning.  It's the skill-set, it's not necessarily the product," said Sherri Stevens, SRG President.

Stevens is the President of SRG, which just opened an office in Georgetown.  Her company offers a free training session to people looking for work. 

SRG has no affiliation with Toyota, but Stevens says the training prepares people to one-day work there.

"my hope is that they will shine," said Stevens.

SRG helps staff companies that make parts in Toyota's supply chain. 

Tim Whitaker would love any job.  He's been unemployed for the last year and a half.  He's training with his son Chris, and soon they could be competing for the same job.

"There's a lot of people that don;t want to talk to you when you're middle-aged versus a young man.  I can't say I blame them, because of the age difference, but it's rough," said Tim Whitaker.

The Whitaker's hope this training makes them more marketable.

"Hey, this guy trained, built some cars with some Legos.  He knows what he's doing," said Chris Whitaker.

If you're interested e-mail Georgetown@srghr.com
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