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Oswego County BOCES Auto Body Repair Students Compete

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students in Rich Rainville’s Auto Body Repair class at Oswego County BOCES put their skills and knowledge to the test for a timed classroom competition that simulated a day in the life of an auto body repair technician. Industry representatives and professionals from the collision repair field were on hand to observe the competition and judged the students on their performance of the skills they learned in the program throughout the school year.

During the nearly six hour challenge each student repaired a dinged and dented fender of a vehicle. Judges observed the students straightening, filling, sanding, priming and painting the fender and also completing a welding task using a MIG welder. In addition to the practical hands-on portion of the competition, the students completed a written test which featured questions about safety, terminology, and procedures.

For more information about the Auto Body Repair class or other Career and Technical Education programs at Oswego County BOCES visit www.OswegoBOCES.org or call (315) 963-4251.

Oswego County BOCES Auto Body Repair student Gary Allen, Central Square, wipes away some debris on his repaired fender in preparation for a coat of primer and paint. In the background is guest judge Roger Giuseppetti from Keystone Automotive Industries examining the finished fender of another Auto Body Repair student. Giuseppetti was one of four industry representatives invited to mentor and judge the annual competition.
Oswego County BOCES Auto Body Repair student Gary Allen, Central Square, wipes away some debris on his repaired fender in preparation for a coat of primer and paint. In the background is guest judge Roger Giuseppetti from Keystone Automotive Industries examining the finished fender of another Auto Body Repair student. Giuseppetti was one of four industry representatives invited to mentor and judge the annual competition.
Sam Reakes from the Collision and Repair Center at Reymour Chevrolet examines the progress that student Pat Violando, Central Square, makes in repairing a vehicle’s fender during the auto body repair competition at Oswego County BOCES.
<p>Sam Reakes from the Collision and Repair Center at Reymour Chevrolet examines the progress that student Pat Violando, Central Square, makes in repairing a vehicle’s fender during the auto body repair competition at Oswego County BOCES. </p>