The Lenoir Community College Automotive Systems Technology Program hosted an automotive update class for the area high school and community college instructors recently. Instructors participated in update training for hybrid vehicle safety and hybrid technology as well as automotive brakes/electrical, machining, welding, and customizing training.

Instructors for the three-day event were Wilson Community College Program Chair Advance Transportation Technology Rick Cregar, LCC Automotive Systems Technology Program Chair Slade Chatman, LCC Automotive Systems instructor on topics of General Motors and Toyota Hybrid Mike Becker, LCC Computer Integrated Machining Program Chair Paul Hill, LCC Automotive Customizing Technology Program Chair John Barnes, and LCC Welding Instructor and retired program chair Jack White.  

Carolina Training Associates Bill Burgess helped sponsor the workshop. Lunch was provided by LCC Automotive, Computer Integrated Machining, and Automotive Customizing Programs.

LCC Automotive Hosts Workshop

Pictured left to right, front row, are Jeff Keen of Louisburg High School, Tom Worthington of Southern Nash High School, Robert Graham of Apex High School, Donald “Tony” Martin of Overhills High School, and Steven Denis of Martin Community College; second row, John McNary of Western Harnett High School, Doug House of Martin County Schools, Ron Stewart of Harnett Central High School, Zeb Simonof of Southern Nash High School, Rick Hughes of Craven Community College; third row, David Tuten of South Central High School, Donald Whaley of J. H. Rose High School, Ed Moody of Southern Wayne High School, LCC Automotive Systems Instructor Mike Becker, John Upchurch of Craven Community College, LCC Automotive Systems Program Chair Slade Chatman, and David Ginn of Greene Central High School.

LCC Automotive Hosts Workshop

Pictured left to right, front row, are Jerry Jordan of Plymouth High School, Scotty Potter of D. H. Conley, Fred Ruffin of E. E. Smith High School, David Ruthedge of Southern Wayne High School, Robert Swisher of Martin County Schools, Robby Mewborn of Southwest Onslow High School; second row, Ronnie Bowen of Ayden-Grifton High School, Donald Stanley of South Lenoir High School, Demarcus Jones of Enloe High School, Donald Merritt of Jones Senior High School, Joe Duty of Lee County High School; third row, Glenn Arnette of Southwest Onslow High School, Morris Scott of T. C. Roberson High School, Rich Cregar of Wilson Community College, Ricky Brantley of Broughton High School, Greg Luchak of Cape Fear High School, Todd Turlington of Cape Fear High School, and Darren Smith of North Lenoir High School.

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