AC Student NEACTC Win MATCO Tools

AC Student NEACTC Win MATCO Tools
Posted on 04/01/2018
Jonesboro - Auto Collision Junior Chandler Allison has acquired numerous skills--and now, numerous tools at NEA Career & Technical Center.  Jeff Smith, NEACTC Auto Collision Instructor, was recently notified that Chandler's video entry was one of the winning entries in the Lincoln Tech/MATCO High School Video Contest & Tool Box Giveaway.

Chandler will receive a MATCO Toolbox with a starter set of MATCO tools valued at $1700.  NEACTC is also a big winner in the contest.  The Tech Center will receive a professional grade MATCO master work station and tool storage unit for the Auto Collision program valued at $21,000.

Recently, Chandler discussed submitting an entry with his AC instructor, Jeff Smith.  So, Chandler and Smith approached Steve Carson, NEACTC Advertising, Graphic Design & A/V Film instructor.  Carson pitched the idea to Wendy Cazares, a senior enrolled in Carson's course at NEACTC.  Wendy shot and edited a short video production as Chandler proceeded to explain how career and technical education has impacted his life and how this will impact his plans for the future.  And as they say, the rest is history.

Chandler is enrolled at Paragould High School and incidentally, has had quite a junior year at NEACTC, winning the state championship in April in Collision Repair Technology at Hot Springs during statewide Skills USA competition.

Wendy, a Jonesboro High School senior, also co-produced another award winning 30-second public service announcement video earlier this year.  Her submission captured third place honors during the February statewide month-long career and technical education awareness month.

Congratulations Chandler--and Wendy--for your outstanding work and for representing NEA Career & Technical Center in such a professional manner!  Special thanks to MATCO Tool and Lincoln Tech as well.

To view the video that Chandler and Wendy created click here
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