Techs of Tomorrow

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Justin Maldonado learns something new every day at Texas State Technical College.

 

Justin Maldonado started taking courses at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, TX 10 months ago. Before his “love and passion for vehicles” led him to pursue a career in collision repair, he spent his winter holiday and summer breaks painting gym floors across the state.

Friday, 16 June 2017 21:17

Techs of Tomorrow: Student Shares Father’s Passion for Custom Painting

Written by Victoria Antonelli

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Destiny Armendariz worked at her father’s custom paint shop before taking auto collision classes in school.

 

Destiny Armendariz is not your average teenager. Apart from playing football as a middle linebacker at Kingwood Park High School, she will begin her third year of collision and refinishing courses in the fall.

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Waubonsee Community College auto body student, Melanie Thomas, has placed first three times in regional SkillsUSA competitions.

 

Melanie Thomas decided her senior year that she was going to take every automotive course offered at Marengo High School in Illinois.

Casey Skelton Athens Collision Student

Casey Skelton enrolled in the Automotive Collision Repair Program at Athens Technical College in January 2017.

Hitting a deer with only liability coverage would be a disaster for most people, but Casey Skelton was able to find a silver lining. 

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Nancy McInerney repairs a vehicle during one of her courses at TCAT Crossville.

 

As Nancy McInerney approached her fourth and final year in a student teaching program, she realized her passion lay elsewhere.

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After trying out a four-year university and working at a carpet cleaning company, Ryan Mader gave collision repair a shot.


Ryan Mader didn't discover his love for cars and body work until his early 20s.

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Brandi Scott began attending Fayetteville Technical Community College in Spring 2016, after finishing active duty.

 

After finishing active duty, Brandi Scott was looking for a fresh start in Fayetteville, NC.