Collision & Refinishing Technology Students Refurbish Vehicle for Veteran in Need

September 14, 2020


Students from the St. Philip’s College Collision & Refinishing Technician Program are applying their skills and knowledge to a good cause. During the Fall 2020 semester, students will be refurbishing a Nissan Cube for a San Antonio community veteran. The vehicle was donated to the program by ProCare Collision, a local body shop that helps donate cars through various programs.

"We are excited to help students get real-world experience while also honoring a veteran in their community," said Mark Fuller, Regional Manager at ProCare Collision . 

The SPC Collision & Refinishing Technician Program provides students with the skill-set to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of Collision and Refinishing repair. The Nissan Cube project is an example of how the program brings real-world industry experience to provide students the knowledge needed to reshape and restore a wide range of vehicles. Students train with the tools, equipment and technology used in collision repair centers across the country. Upon program completion, students can become a collision repair technician, automotive refinishing technician, damage estimator, production manager, or a small body shop owner. 



“The project we have undertaken in partnership with members of the local industry is tremendously important, not only to the Automotive Collision Repair program but to the students who will breathe life back into this discarded vehicle. Knowing that the effort they put into it will benefit someone in need gives a real sense of purpose and meaning to what they do,” said Jason Masters, Program Director.

The refurbished vehicle will be awarded to a veteran through the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Veteran and Military Affairs. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2021.

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