The Kaskaskia College Auto Collision Program Advisory Board Meeting was held recently. The committee discussed the Skills USA Program, its benefits, and that J.R. Stanton, graduate of the Auto Collision Program, had won the Gold medal in Auto Collision Technology in June of 2012. J.R. Stanton is the first and only Kaskaskia College student to win a Gold Medal in the National Skills contest. There was one qualifier from each state. This was a tremendous achievement for J.R., Kaskaskia College, and the Auto Collision Program. J.R. also won the Silver Medal last year.
The committee was updated on current enrollment, recruitment ideas with area high schools and future promotional materials. Equipment updates, budget concerns, and needed visual shop improvements were also discussed by the members. Additional course offerings and hours were suggested to keep the program moving in a positive direction.
Those attending were KC Auto Collision Program Director, Danny Mays; Rhoda Woods of Salem, Darin Dugan of Vandalia. 2nd row - Rodney Saeger of Kell, Elmer Woods of Salem, Ed Hammann of Litchfield, and Rusty Tate of Centralia.