Fort Morgan, CO. 02/21/17. Morgan Community College (MCC) Automotive Collision Repair students recently competed in Greeley at the District III Skills USA Contest. “We did really well,” gushed MCC Automotive Collision Repair Instructor Tim Grauberger. “We had 12 students who competed in the contest held at Aims Community College, and brought home 8 medals.”
Competing in Collision Repair for MCC were Carlos Montes, who placed second; and Alan Maynez, who placed third. Concurrently enrolled students Anthony Chavez (FMHS) placed first;
Hunter Evens (BHS) placed second; and Jaime Ramos (FMHS) placed third in the high school division.
In this category, Collision Repair students were tested on metal repair and panel preparation, plastic bumper repair, welding, frame and damage analysis, estimating, and job interviewing.
Representing MCC in Refinishing were MCC students Bryan Hernandez, who placed first; and Miguel Ibarra and Walker Graff who placed second and third respectively in the high school division.
Participants in the Refinishing contest were scored on panel preparation for refinishing, primer application, painting application, color matching, masking, estimating, and job interviewing.
“I was pleasantly surprised—we have such a young group in the program this year,” added Grauberger. “We’re looking forward to the State competition in April, and have a lot of preparation to be ready.”
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).
For more information about the SkillsUSA chapter at MCC, contact Brad Parker at (970) 542-3215. To find out more about enrolling in the Automotive Collision Technician program at Morgan Community College, stop in or visit www.MorganCC.edu. Be sure to ask about available financial aid options.