Last year's Big Rig Truck Show showed off dozens of big rig trucks that were fancier than some people’s homes. Community members walked around these trucks and were amazed by the fancy paint jobs on the outside and the high-tech equipment on the inside.
That show is what motivated Doug Olson, CVTC Marketing and Community Relations Director, to talk to Terry Taylor and Kris Bjerke, both instructors in the Auto Collision, Repair, and Refinishing Technician program. “I knew our students had the ability to do something creative with our truck, but I also knew that it would be a challenging request to fulfill.”
“This project took a lot of time, but it was a great experience for our students,” stated Terry. “Our students laid out three different designs, and as you can see, the final design is pretty creative. They incorporated “CVTC” into the lightning bolt design, and I think it looks great!”
“In class our students learn a lot more about collision work, and we don’t do a lot with custom work, like this truck,” Kris added. “So it gave a whole new dimension to the class.”
Altogether, a custom paint job such as this would cost over $5,000, but since the students and instructors did the work, they figured they saved over $4,000 for the College. “That’s a huge savings, and we’re proud to say that our students and instructors did all the work.”
Watch for the CVTC show truck in upcoming holiday parades!
Pictured with CVTC's show truck are Kris Bjerke, left, and Terry Taylor, instructors in the Auto Collision, Repair, and Refinishing Technician program.