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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 3, 2016 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that with the upcoming graduation for the first class (2016) of the Collision Repair and Technology Program, the College has scheduled “draft (hiring) days” for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 & 9, 2016, at the FTCC Collision & Refinishing Technology Center (CollisionU), at 2821 Procurement Circle (Military Business Park).  Activities both days will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Draft days will allow national automotive, collision, and insurance industries, along with the Fayetteville New Car Dealers’ Association to come to the Center and personally observe the students at work, interact with them, and interview them for jobs upon graduation.  Hundreds of industry executives from over 30 companies such as Ford, Penske, Hendrick, Geico, Nationwide Insurance, PPG, Berkshire Hathaway, Allstate, and others are expected to attend the two-day event.

In addition to interviewing prospective 2016 graduates for new positions, employers will also be able to interview first-year students for upcoming summer internships.

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology associate degree program exists as a result of the efforts of FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen, who spearheaded the project by establishing and leading a collaborative team comprised of leaders from industry, education, businesses, and government.   With input through this collaboration, Dr. Keen structured the academic program to provide students with not only technical training in collision repair and refinishing but also industry-recognized, specialized certifications including nine professional certifications from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), four professional certifications from ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence), five manufacturer certifications, and an insurance adjuster license.

For additional information, please contact Paul Gage, FTCC Director of Transportation Services Technologies at or 910.486.3990.

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