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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:03

NC Student Earns Free Tools for New Auto Body Career

Kevin Young, a U.S. Air Force veteran studying collision repair at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC, was recently selected to receive $2,500 in tools from the “Hire Our Heroes” grant program sponsored by 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

The grant program is designed for student veterans preparing for jobs in the auto repair industry.

Young, who relocated to Wilmington from Chicago, enrolled at CFCC to prepare for a career in automotive collision repair. He said it seemed like a natural career choice because it’s something he has been interested in for years and the jobs are in high demand.

According to CFCC’s collision repair lead instructor Shawn Dixon, the job market is very strong for trained collision repair technicians.

Launched in January of 2013, the “Hire Our Heroes” campaign helps veterans to be placed in technical jobs that are in need of skilled technicians.

CFCC offers day and night classes in collision repair and refinishing.


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