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Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

The Northwest Louisiana Collision Repair Association met on Feb. 3

The Northwest Louisiana Collision Repair Association met on Feb. 3 to discuss the upcoming SKILLS USA Competition, the Bossier Parish School of Technology, and the annual Mentor/Business Recognition ceremony.
    Bill Burnside, Treasurer of the NWLCRA opened the meeting with the reading of the Anti-Trust law. Dick McDaniel of Car-O-Liner gave the prayer, and Randi Shepherd led the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Bill talked about the upcoming High School Competition SKILLS USA and the need for judges before April 16, 2015 in Houma, Louisiana. The post-secondary or college SKILLS USA Collision Industry competition will be held on March 17, 2015 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  
    Chris Shepherd, Collision Instructor for Louisiana Technical College said he has 12 students entered.  This will be a great opportunity to help judge and preview potential collision technicians graduating in the area.
    Mark Monroe, Collision Instructor for Bossier Parish Technical School presented a slideshow for the new Bossier Parish School of Technology and Innovative Learning. It was obvious by the photos, that the new building will be great for Bossier Parish students. This new facility is scheduled to be completed by May 25, 2015.
    Gary Weese, Automotive Instructor with Caddo Career & Technology Center talked about the upcoming annual Mentor/Business Recognition ceremony that will be February 12, at 6:30 pm. It will be held at the Automotive Technology Building, 5950 Union Avenue, Shreveport, LA. Come enjoy dinner, refreshments, prizes, and recognition. Any questions, call 318-364-1970.
    Our guest speaker was Matt Parker.  He discussed current issues with Louisiana Insurance, his views, and his ideas to correct the issues the citizens of Louisiana face.

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