Graduate Employers

“People that we have employed that had schooling at SAM
come in the door with machining knowledge and the passion it takes
to work in the custom race engine business.”

Ed Michael, Vice President, Sterling Performance Racing Engines

“SAM grads can go to work in a race engine shop without having to be
trained in what’s going on and can move up quickly and become good
all over the shop. SAM grads seem to have the passion needed.
Many have come and left to advance career positions with a base
that has allowed them to grow in ideas, knowledge, and capabilities.
We can’t fault a man for that.”

Ed Potter, Sales/Technical Assistant, Lingenfelter Performance

“One of our prime sources for hiring personnel is through the
School of Automotive Machinists. We have hired a number of grads
and have found them more prepared to serve the Performance Industry
compared to individuals from competitive schools.
I would highly recommend any individual looking for a path
to the Performance Industry to attend SAM.”

Warren Frieze, Vice President/General Mgr., Katech Inc.


“Passion, dedication and a SAM education
helped me live my dream of working with a top team”

Joe Concato, SAM Graduate, Hendrick Motorsports

“Twelve years ago I made one of the best choices of my life by choosing to attend
the School of Automotive Machinists. For almost a decade now I have worked with
Jack Roush and Doug Yates. I am very thankful to SAM for the education and the
training I received. It gave me the advantage I needed!”

Scott McCormick, SAM Graduate, Roush-Yates Racing Engines

“SAM is hardcore…a place where you learn theory and technique that can be used in real world applications. The School has given me an opportunity to be accepted as
part of a professional racing team.”

Dan Cordier, SAM Graduate, Dart Machinery

“I feel that with SAM I am so far ahead in knowledge on how it all works
and the theory behind it.”

Brian Johnson, SAM Graduate, Gaerte Engines