Keenan Auto Body West in Edgemont, Pa., recently invited a local vo-tech student to work for a day in the shop as part of Keenan’s ongoing mentoring program. Luis Angel, a 12th-grade student at Technical College High School in Jennersville, Pa., whose goal is to become a painter, got a chance to see what it’s like to work in a busy collision shop.
“It felt good to help a student on their career path,” said Location Manager Max Sorensen. “Luis did an awesome job and showed great potential in moving forward in this profession. We hope to have this opportunity again.”
In the past, Keenan has invited entire vocational classes to visit its shops to give students an idea of what to expect from the auto body business. Craig Camacho, Keenan Auto Body’s marketing director, has also visited city and suburban vocational schools to educate students on what opportunities are available and what types of skills busy collision shops are looking for.
Angel was highly recommended by Heather S., his teacher at Avon Grove High School in Chester County, Pa.
“I want to thank Keenan Auto Body for giving my student this tremendous opportunity to see his career of interest in action,” said Heather. “I truly appreciate Keenan’s flexibility and understanding the importance of the job shadowing program. Luis had such a great experience and I look forward to sending more students in the future.”
Luis has had some prior experience at his cousin’s body shop as a painter’s helper and is registered to attend Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Houston, Texas, at the end of August.
Keenan Auto Body
To learn more about Keenan’s mentoring program, call Comacho at (610) 587-3187 or e-mail [email protected]