Tagged: Work

Skilled to Work: Advanced Automotive Technology Program

Wade Bucy is juggling more than just high school.

The Bob Jones High School student is participating in Calhoun Community College’s dual enrollment program. In the program, he’s able to get college credits while earning a certification in Automotive Technology. 

“By the end of high school, I would be one summer short of an associate’s degree in auto mechanics,” said Bucy. “So I’d finish that out and probably go to a four-year college.”

Bucy said he hasn’t pinned down a career plan just yet, but he’s already ahead of the game. 

“It’s really hands-on, we’re actually getting to break down

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Kentucky student wins chance to work with drag racing crew

Many may dream about being a race car driver. Only a few chase down those dreams and get a chance at working with a professional drag racing team.

Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing selected Paducah resident and West Kentucky Community and Technical College student Juliaun Pracht as one of two winners of the Respect is Learned In The Pits contest. Pracht, 20, will work alongside the RMR Top Alcohol drag racing team Sept. 2-5 at the National Hot Rod Association U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

“Working on (a car) this high-end and this expensive, under such close scrutiny from

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12 Essential Pliers for Automotive Work

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Ratchets and wrenches might be the most stereotypical automotive tools, but we’d like to make a case for pliers to take over that spot. Without them, you won’t get very far into your next repair. When we say pliers, we abide by the loose definition of “two handles that squeeze together to perform an action.” Maybe not Merriam-Webster approved, but that’s what we came up with.

Like pasta, there are many different types of pliers, which are all used in different scenarios. Unlike pasta, these tools are built to perform with strength and precision. Pliers don’t taste good, either.

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