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Collision Repair Teachers Hold Three-Day Training Conference


Chief Automotive Technologies' Jim Wrigley conducts a session in a College Avenue Labs classroom.
Chief Automotive Technologies’ Jim Wrigley conducts a session in a College Avenue Labs classroom.
Tips on paintless auto-body repair
Tips on paintless auto-body repair
Metalworking is among the skills honed in the collision repair lab.
Metalworking is among the skills honed in the collision repair lab.
Penn College instructor Roy H. Klinger schools participants on forming sheet-metal panels.
Penn College instructor Roy H. Klinger schools participants on forming sheet-metal panels.

More than a dozen high school instructors from Pennsylvania and Maryland joined Penn College faculty members for a recent training conference on campus. The group benefited from professional-development sessions on such topics as estimating, structural repair and refinishing with waterborne materials; got a firsthand look at the college’s automotive and collision repair labs; and attended a trade show. Penn College participants were Alfred M. Thomas II, associate professor of collision repair; Loren Bruckhart and Roy H. Klinger, collision repair instructors; automotive instructor Eric D. Pruden (who provided the photos); and Michael R. Bierly, collision repair lecturer. Thomas and Klinger were also presenters during the three-day training, as were John R. Cuprisin, an associate professor in the automotive technology: Ford ASSET major; Chad H. Rudloff, an automotive instructor; and Charles F. Probst, Honda PACT instructor.

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