Education

Maricopa Community College District collision repair program bridges creativity and craftsmanship

Posted 7/29/21

For students in the Maricopa County Community College District, the Collision Repair Technician Program allows an opportunity to explore auto body mechanics while also feeding their creativity. …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. The five stories do not include our exclusive content written by our journalists.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, digital subscribers will receive unlimited access to YourValley.net, including exclusive content from our newsroom and access to our Daily Independent e-edition.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor
Education

Maricopa Community College District collision repair program bridges creativity and craftsmanship

Posted

For students in the Maricopa County Community College District, the Collision Repair Technician Program allows an opportunity to explore auto body mechanics while also feeding their creativity.

“In the automotive industry, you can be as creative as you want: people like to express themselves with their vehicles,” said Naythanyal Herrera, student at the Maricopa Community Colleges, in a prepared statement.

“I’ve always wanted to work on vehicles and also have the enjoyment of being able to paint and mix the two together. It’s great to see all the different paths people can have in this career.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Automotive Body Repairers saw a median annual wage of $45,350 in 2020, with industry employment spanning 179,700 in 2019.

Earning a workforce education in this field can provide students an exceptional pathway to a career, according to Brent Cooper, Senior Instructor in the Auto Body/Collision Repair program.

“Here in the Valley, there are literally hundreds of job opportunities,” said Cooper. “Our students learn everything they need to go into a repair shop entry-level and hopefully bypass at least three years worth of normal labor in this workforce.”

Comments