Collision Repair Technology
We are pleased to announce that currently 50% of our senior class is out on co-op, which includes three non-traditional students! They have all been out on co-op for the better part of the school year with another student slated to go out shortly. Students are employed in various collision repair shops ranging from Mattapoisett to Dartmouth and current feedback is all positive on the quality skillsets students have brought to these area businesses.
Students have been extremely busy learning the finer point of car detailing. The simple wash and wipe-on wipe- off wax is a fairly simple process, but our students are taking it to the next level of detailing. Students are learning about the process of claying. Detailing a car with a Clay Bar is done using an engineered resin compound. It helps to remove contaminants from the surface of your car’s paint, glass,fiberglass and metal by carefully rubbing the clay product over the surface. Common contaminants will pierce various surfaces remaining stuck on your vehicle through rain, car washes, and even polishing dulling the finish. Once removed and polished professionally it leaves the car in a showroom condition.
The Collision Program will be introducing a hot new trend in the industry, Car Wrapping. A car wrap consists of several huge vinyl decals that are applied to every panel of a car-the hood, doors, fenders, roof, decklid, and bumper covers. A wrap covers every square inch of the body. None of the vehicle’s original color will show anywhere on the outside. A wrap essentially looks like a full paint job when complete. Mr. DeMedeiros is currently working on getting the materials donated. Students have been asking about this specialty trend so we are bringing it to them as another area of preparation needed to be successful in the field.