The Times West Virginian

January 11, 2013

Collision-repair course a hit at MCTC

Students ‘come in passionate and wanting to work’

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

RACHEL — Mike Opron can still vividly remember his time spent at the Marion County Technical Center (MCTC) more than 20 years ago.

The passion of his instructor transcended into every course he taught and quickly prepared Opron for a career in collision repair, working at Anthony Chevrolet.

After 27 years, Opron found himself back in the same environment, but this time in a new role as a collision-repair instructor.

Enrollment figures have stabilized over time, with 15 students in the morning session and 17 students in the afternoon. These are average numbers, according to MCTC principal Matt Call, who said they can accommodate up to 18 students per session for safety purposes.

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