Born in the UK in Hayes, West London
TOC teaches you a lot. You learn about the daily routine and discipline.
One of the things I learnt was how to use a dyno, which we use for the Caterham cars. When the Caterham cars came to the college I knew immediately what to do we have learnt that in college before. I knew how to use the dyno to tune the cars, to see their horsepower and to see their torque.
TOC also teaches you to clean up after your work. That’s one thing I brought into Caterham.
To always keep your work neat and tidy, keep yourself clean, keep your work area clean and always put your tools back when you have finished with them so that they don’t get jumbled up.
During a race weekend in the action, things can fly around here and there, so when you need do something it has often to be done within seconds, so you need to know where everything is. You need to be organised and TOC has taught me this.
I am currently studying again in the University Of Huddersfield, UK and I have just passed my 2nd year with First Class Honours in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering. I am still pursuing my automotive dreams to become better and learning never stops for me. I am also currently performing my internship placement for a year in a Diesel Engine Manufacturer called Cummins. It is also a proud moment for me as I have been offered an Engineering placement there.
Studying in TOC Automotive College has definitely widen my knowledge and skills in automotive studies. The college also helped me open up new and challenging possibilities in finding future jobs. My current employer was impressed with my SIT (Supervised Industrial Training) whilst studying in TOC and this helped my Curriculum Vitae stand out from the rest.
Mohammed Saleh Al-Ansi
Moving abroad to study was never easy. Not without passion. And definitely not without support from family. I used to be that guy hanging around the backyard. Getting all greasy. Getting down on things. I did car lightings. Paint jobs. Car accessories. All these and a dream of moving abroad to study. Today I’ve graduated and it’s my single most memorable achievement to date. I wouldn’t have done it without inspiration from dad. Neither would I have succeeded without support from mum and aunty. If you have a dream and are willing to act on it. You will surely be going places.
I did. And it has been the ride of a lifetime.
Seong Hyeon Jo
You know how we use to hear about how people meeting inspirational figures? The kind that changed their lives forever?
I found mine when I met Jung-Yong Park. He was formerly a professional racer, and is today a professor in Aju-University. I talked to him and it went something like this.
“You are the first racer in Korea, and later when on to win WRC Class N3 in Australia. I’m sure it was very difficult without a sponsor in the start.
How did you manage that?”
His replied was simple and has echoed with me till this day.
“Because I like it and I wanted it.”
Sometimes you don’t need 10 thousand reasons to do something. You just need to want it enough.
Special thanks to TOC for giving me the knowledge and experience on working with various cars. Teachers always taught me to be the best. After graduation I stared to build cars specially for competing in national and international motorsport events such as drifting and track racing in Indonesia. My advice to all car enthusiast - "Stop dreaming and start doing!"