The Marsh Green Girls Group completed the course at the Fix It project, learning everything from changing tyres, fixing brake pads and balancing wheels to basic engine maintenance.
Fix It is a Spring View-based charity helping young people learn car maintenance skills and putting them on the road to work in the motoring industry.
Operations Manager Jayne Kelly said: “The course has given the girls confidence around cars and breaks the stereotypes that only boys can be good at mechanics.
“This group have worked so hard and in many ways have done better because they are all female. They have been more meticulous in their work and have been eager to take direction.
“They have come every week after school and have never missed a session. It just goes to show the commitment young people can have.”
Meagan Glynn, 15, has now been inspired to study mechanics at Wigan and Leigh College from September. She said: “When our youth worker first suggested doing this project I instantly thought: ‘Let’s go!’
“I was really excited about it, and now I really like knowing how different parts of a car work and how easy it is to fix them.”
The project was funded and co-ordinated by the council’s youth service and the Positive Activities for Young People team. Youth worker Carmel Parr said: “The project was all about raising their aspirations and proving to them they can do anything they set their minds to.”
For more information on Fix It call 01942 864936.