Sheldon, Iowa — Eight students from a pair of northwest Iowa high schools will take part in what Northwest Iowa Community College is calling an F2F, or Face-to-Face Exploratory Collision Repair Technology Exploration Workshop Monday at NCC in Sheldon.
NCC Auto Body Instructor Steve Youngs says the purpose of the 2 and a quarter hour long session is to give the kids an opportunity to experience the daily activities that make a collision tech’s job exciting and fun. Youngs says the students will sand, mask and clean a car fender in preparation for applying painted flames, then actually lay down the flames on their fender. He says the session will allow them a hands-on opportunity to use some of the tools they would be using in a body shop, including paint guns and air brushes, and is designed to be both fun and informative for the kids.
Youngs says the session was limited to eight students due to space limitations in the college’s body shop, and that there are two additional sessions scheduled for later this month. Youngs says the students for Monday’s session come from Boyden-Hull High School and Netherlands Reformed High School.