RRC Raffles Off Replica Ford Classic

A replica of a 1933 classic Ford car was raffled off Tuesday after being built from the ground up by Red River College students. (HANDOUT / RRC)

A replica 1933 modified Ford classic car has raised $60,000 thanks to Red River College students.

The car was raffled off Tuesday night as part of a fundraiser launched through a partnership between Skills Canada Manitoba and the college.

The vehicle was built from a kit and assembled by more than 100 students and apprentices in a number of trades and technology programs.

“The significance of this car is huge for us,” said Neil Cooke, chair of Transportation, Math and Sciences at RRC. “Students can apply the skills they have mastered, but more importantly they take pride and ownership in the vehicle.”

Funds raised through the raffle will help students and apprentices continue taking part in provincial and national skills competitions, while also promoting career awareness programs offered through Skills Manitoba.

The next competition will take place April 11, 2013 at RRC.