Coal Run / McIntyre Volunteer Fire Department Brush/Utility Truck Gets a Makeover by the Students at WyoTech-Blairsville
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 by
Once again the Collision/Refinishing students of WyoTech in Blairsville and their instructor, Mike Bertolino, showed their commitment to excellence by helping to repair and refinish a 1996 Ford F250 brush/utility truck owned by the Coal Run/McIntyre Volunteer Fire Department.
The truck, purchased with a $5500 grant from the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR), was badly in need of bodywork such as tail light relocation, welding and a color change. The fire department handled the costs for materials and paint while WyoTech provided the manual labor.
These types of projects are a great fit for the Collision/Refinishing program taught at WyoTech in Blairsville. Students, eager to hone and refine their refinishing skills, learn valuable lessons in giving back to the community. And completing the project took discipline and dedication––something that WyoTech students exemplify every day in the classroom and on the shop floor.
Eight Is Great!
A group of eight WyoTech students at the Blairsville campus spent several months repairing and prepping the truck for paint while completing their assigned class work. Dents were repaired, rust removed, and fenders replaced by the students who relished being able to showcase their alignment and repair skills. The students completed the truck just in time for the yearly brush fire season. To show their appreciation, the Coal Run/McIntyre Volunteer Fire Department treated the students to a pizza party for a job well done.
WyoTech’s Collision/Refinishing Technology Program in Blairsville
Students that enjoy metalworking, detailing and painting, get a lot of satisfaction in honing their skills through hands-on projects. The core program is divided into two main sections, which include collision repair and refinishing. Students gain valuable knowledge and insights into the fundamentals of car repair, suspensions, spray gun operation, detailing and more.
Students are prepared to hit the ground running after graduating their program. Entry-level career opportunities may include, but are not limited to: collision repair shop technician, specialty shop technician, damage appraiser, or automotive glass installation and repair.
Interested in finding out more about how enrolling in WyoTech’s Collision/Refinishing program at the Blairsville campus can bring you one step closer to realizing your professional dreams?