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Abington Grad Blends Paint, Interests

Zachary Holler, a recent Abington grad, lands a new job working on cars.

 

Abington High School and Eastern Center for Arts and Technology graduate Zachary Holler completed the collision reconditioning technology program at the automotive training center in Warminster in October, and is now a full-time collision repair specialist at Southampton Collision.

While a tenth grader at Abington High School, Holler was very interested in cars. When one of his teachers suggested that he consider an Eastern program for his junior and senior years, he was torn between the automotive technology and collision repair technology programs. Ultimately, he chose collision repair technology because it was a chance to work on cars, while incorporating another one of his interests – art, specifically painting.

During his tenure at Eastern, Holler was recognized for many accomplishments. He received the Perfect Attendance Award at the 2010 Awards Night. As a senior, he received the Grainger Award at Eastern’s 2011 Awards Night. During the 2010-11 school year, Holler was the SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology Class Treasurer. Due to his painting skills, he attended the 2011 SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City to participate in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition.

Students enrolled in Eastern’s collision repair technology program benefit from a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience needed to carry out repairs on motor vehicles. Students also benefit from the use of Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair enhanced curriculum.

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Information courtesy of Eastern Center for Arts and Technology

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