Tiffany Worrell, an Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Collision Repair Technology and Hatboro-Horsham junior, is reaping the benefits of working hard and being successful in her EASTERN program by getting the opportunity to repaint and refinish her quad helmet.
As a sophomore Tiffany visited Protective Services and Collision Repair Technology. She found the Collision Repair Technology program to be more hands-on and she enjoyed the fact that there were always projects to work on that apply what you are learning in the classroom.
Her favorite part of the program is painting. Tiffany asked her Collision Repair Technology Instructor, Steve Parke, if she could bring in one of her helmets used for quad racing to refinish and repaint. Since it is the end of the school year, and Tiffany has accomplished a great deal this year, Mr. Parke agreed that her efforts should be rewarded.
“I am happy with the helmet’s paint job. There were many obstacles in finishing it. First, I sanded it down, primed it black, painted it green and the spray gun broke. Then I purchased more paint, primed it black, did the lime green fade, and then a blemish occurred. Hand painting the logo was challenging as well. In the end, I am happy with a job well done,” said Tiffany. “Collison Repair Technology is a fun program; you learn a lot. It helps you prepare for a rewarding career.”
After graduation from EASTERN and Hatboro-Horsham High School next year, she plans to pursue a career in the collision repair industry. However, this summer she will be working for her father’s contracting company, Dad Contracting, LLC, where she assist in home remodels.