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Student Spotlight - Automotive Technology Student

Student Spotlight - Automotive Technology Student

Nolan is a second-year senior from Royal Oak High School in OSTC-Southeast’s Automotive Technology program. He loves taking things apart to see how they work. Nolan found out about OSTC in middle school from his dad.  As the son of an engineer at General Motors, he appreciates how learning to make and put things together will serve him well in his future career path.

Students in Automotive Technology gain core skills through advanced diagnosis and repair strategies in, safety, customer service, engine repair,  suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance and work ethic.

“I received a motorbike when I was younger, and had to figure out how to keep it running. Since then I’ve gotten into mini bikes and moved onto a dirt bike, there are parts all over my house right now!" said Nolan. "I actually was in the Welding program last year because I wanted to know how to fabricate parts for the bikes I was working with. Next year I’m headed to the University of Northwestern Ohio to get certified in Heavy Truck and Equipment.”

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