Automotive technology

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and Collin College Collaborate on New Automotive Technology

Experts in business services from the Automotive Finishes division of Sherwin-Williams recently helped a team from Collin College in Allen, Texas set up the school’s new automotive technology program.

The Sherwin-Williams team worked on the design and layout of the spray booth, mixing room, and program prep stations, and is supporting the launch of the program by outfitting the facility with the system. water-based basecoat from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Ultra 9K and FASTLINE collision repair. some products.

Collin College’s technical campus consists of a three-story, 340,000 square foot complex offering up to 7,100 traditional, dual credit and continuing education students pursuing high-paying, high-demand careers in construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and now automotive.

Designed with workforce education as its primary function, Collin College has classroom and lab space dedicated to training students in the latest techniques with the very latest in industry-standard technology.

For the college’s new automotive technology program, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Director of Commercial Services Marketing Judy Folk, National Accounts Manager Harvey Kulkin and Capital Equipment Sales Manager Tim Schmidt, consulted at beginning of the construction phase on the design of the different spaces required for the students. practical education and experiential training.

The Sherwin-Williams team provided specifications on the design and layout of the spray booth, mixing room and program prep station and facilitated the procurement of automotive paint and collision repair through the local Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes sales team and branch.

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for high-skilled, high-demand positions in the automotive industry. Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to gain employment with dealerships, large tire, lubrication and repair chains, and independent stores.

In addition to earning stackable certificates, marketable skills, and AAS credentials, students will also be prepared to earn industry-recognized ASE certifications qualifying them for the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automotive Service Technician (AST) designation. ).

“Whether remodeling an existing store layout or designing a brand new one, our highly experienced team of business consultants provide bespoke solutions tailored to the unique specification needs of each facility. interior design, workflow and process and equipment improvements,” Binns said. , President and CEO of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We are thrilled to be a part of this project as we are focused on supporting and sustaining auto care and collision repair programs at the technical, professional and post-secondary levels. »

Going forward, Sherwin-Williams’ Folk and Schmidt will serve on the school’s Technical Advisory Board.