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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:23

VA College Collaborates with Industry Professionals on Auto Body Program



On June 2, Patrick Henry Community College met with local auto body professionals to help develop an academic program to train future employees.

All professionals in the local auto body industry were encouraged to participate.

The instructors of the auto body and automotive technology programs are continuously seeking to add workplace interactions and career readiness training to the existing programs and to insure training methods are industry-relevant. Attendees were invited to be part of a team to design a pathway that can mold local job-seekers into first-rate employees.

With this collaboration, “Industry partners benefit mutually by gaining highly skilled applicants to fill their critical positions," said Jeff Fields, Dean of Professional Technologies & Health Sciences. "And, we benefit by keeping our auto body program up-to-date – teaching to the latest technology, industry certifications, and employers' needs.”

The meeing was held at the PHCC Automotive and Auto Body Technology Center at 200 Hospital Drive in Martinsville.

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