Apr 13, 2012

Auto Tech seminar

Thirteen Central Lakes College students in the Automotive Technology program recently attended the two-day Midwest seminar of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association in Bloomington. Accompanied by instructor Ray Johnson of Pequot Lakes and lab assistant Richard Altepeter of Brainerd, the 13 students represented all two-year colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. A favorite of shop owners and managers, the seminar is considered a valuable addition to formal education and career placement as graduated students from programs with ATRA affiliation go into business and contribute to an auto repair facility or dealership. The CLC students participating, who all received prizes and assistance with lodging discounts at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott, were Cody Kelley, Remer; Robert Pahl, Breezy Point; Christopher Pistone, James Sorensen, and Brady Tesch, Brainerd; Jeremy Davidson, Baxter; Tyler Gottwalt, Royalton; Michael Bounds, Staples; Devin Okerman, Derik Jendro, Charles Hansen, and Mitchell Waldvogel, Little Falls; and Brandon Hoeschen, Freeport.