Auto collision program to get tuneup

Nichols Career Center program wins $50,000 grant

Cars won’t be the only things getting a makeover at the Nichols Career Center auto collision repair program. The program itself will get a little tuneup after winning a national competition for a $50,000 grant this fall.

The funding will be used to update the program’s paint booth, install an air filtration system and purchase a new $28,000 welder, among other improvements. The program teaches students from nine school districts how to paint and repair vehicles.

Instructor Dennis Bruemmer, who traveled to Las Vegas as one of 10 finalists up for the grant, was ....

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