Friday, January 26, 2018

MVCTC Students Earn Certification

I-CAR Certification for the Collision Repair Industry

Barry Pence, MVCTC Auto Collision senior, has earned
two Industry I-CAR Certifications his senior year and is
currently employed as part of the MVCTC Apprenticeship Program.
Englewood, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Auto Collision seniors have recently received their I-CAR PDP-EE Level 1 refinishing and non-structural certification and are currently working on Level 2.

The I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP) trains collision repair professionals in essential role-relevant knowledge and skills. Designed with extensive input from the collision repair industry, PDP training gives collision repair professionals the knowledge and skills they need to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. The collision industry has identified two roles that are most sought-after by shops hiring new graduates: the Non-Structural Technician and Refinish Technician roles. Each student has the opportunity to graduate having completed all ProLevel 1® requirements for their PDP role, earning them I-CAR's Platinum designation. As Platinum individuals, these students will be well-positioned for employment in collision repair businesses.

MVCTC students completing the requirements to be I-CAR PDP-EE Level 1 certified include:

  • Stephen Baker, Franklin-Monroe
  • Brody May, Franklin-Monroe
  • Gabrielle McCarroll, Arcanum
  • Jessica McDaniel, Valley View
  • Barry Pence, Northridge

MVCTC students completing the requirements to be I-CAR Platinum Repair Non-Structural and Refinish Level 2 certified include:

  • Austin Baker
  • Jessica McDaniel
  • Barry Pence

Three Auto Collision students are also working apprenticeship positions while completing their senior year. Barry Pence is working at Gerber Collision in Huber Heights, Gabrielle McCaroll is working for Troy Ford, and Brody May is employed at Evans Arena CDJR in Dayton.

The Auto Collision Program is for students who desire employment and advancement in the auto collision area. Areas of preparation include automobile dent repairing, welding, auto detailing, removing and replacing parts, electrical systems, cooling systems, and estimating. Also includes instruction in repairing of plastics, fiberglass and rubber bumpers, and instruction in refinishing of all metals and plastics used in the manufacturing of automobiles and trucks. Working with local collision repair shops, students are given apprenticeship and advanced placement work options and the opportunity to earn the Tech Prep Scholarship to Sinclair. Careers in this area are in demand and considered a priority by the State of Ohio

For more information about the MVCTC Auto Collision program, please visit

What started almost 50 years ago as the Montgomery County JVS has transformed into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). While the name has changed, the mission remains the same. We are dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.

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