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Mass. Shop Provides Students a Look at Collision Repair Careers

Students in the Cooperative Education Program at Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass., learned about career options in the collision repair industry during a recent tour of King Collision Center in Plymouth.
Seven auto body students from the high school were given a firsthand look at King’s operations, tour the repair shop and ask questions. They learned about the numerous career opportunities at King Collision Centers, which range from managerial and customer care positions to those in collision repair, paint/refinish and detailing to Licensed Damage Appraiser positions.
“We’re in the process of developing an apprentice program at King Collision Centers to mentor teens who are in collision repair and graphic arts programs in high school,” said Bruce King, King Collision president. “Those involved in our apprentice program would have the opportunity to work for King on a part-time basis.”
The company plans to incorporate an apprentice program at its shops in Plymouth and Pembroke and is set to begin talks with the cooperative education program liaisons at the high schools in those towns.
“We’d like to have a program in place by 2010,” added King.
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