MORRIS, IL – Students in the Grundy Area Vocational Center’s automotive technology program learned firsthand Tuesday from Joe Zolper what it takes to become a top mechanic and to start a business. Zolper owns Prison City Choppers and is lead mechanic on the TV show “Garage Squad” on the Velocity Network.

“It was very interesting to me and the other students who want to go into automotive careers,” said Ethan Meier, a Morris Community High School senior. “He told us that if we have a chance to go to college to take it, and work hard.”

Zolper knows what it is like to be a student sitting in the seats of the automotive technology classroom at GAVC: He sat in one of those seats 20 years ago.

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