Program Spotlight- Automotive Collision Technology
Teacher Spotlight- Mr. Yaukey
What is the most significant new or different aspect to your program this year?
“The total number of students accepted in my program has gone up this year.”
What are some of the more common career pathways your students take when they leave CPAVTS?
“Many students go into local body shops as body shop technicians or attend college to gain more knowledge in automotive collision repair.”
What particular training/unit do employers seek that helps student get their foot in the door?
“Most employers want students to have the ability to do body work to a damaged car and have the ability to learn and grow in the field.”
What is some of the recent technology and/or trends in the profession with which students become familiar?
“Students are learning about brake assisting, cars parking themselves, cars self-driving, and cars having lane assistance.”
What unit/topic do students struggle with the most in your program? Why do you think that is?
“Automotive electronics. It is just a higher level of thinking and learning.”
Explain a typical day in your program.
“Students walk into the class room and sit down for theory, after theory is over they then apply what they have learned in the classroom setting to what they are accomplishing on the shop floor.”
What advice would you give students who have completed your program?
“Life has its bumps along the way, drive over them!”
How many years have you been at CPAVTS?
“I have been at CPAVTS for six years.”
What is your experience before coming to CPAVTS?
“I spent ten years as an automotive collision repair technician, working at various establishments; such as, A&A Auto Body, Willow Street, PA, Davidson Ford, Gettysburg, PA, Lady & Taylor, Gettysburg, PA and the Pennsylvania Fire Apparatus, Gettysburg, PA.”