Triplett Tech's Collision Repair Course Receives National Accreditation

Triplett Tech's Collision Repair and Refinish Course Receives Accreditation from National Automotive Foundation
Posted on 10/26/2016
Alyssa Stanley


The Collision Repair and Refinish Technician-Training program at Triplett Tech in Mt. Jackson has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).   NATEF is a non-profit, independent organization that uses automotive industry standards to evaluate and accredit entry-level technician-training programs.

 (Photo -- Alyssa Stanley, Collision Repair student)


Curtis Ford
Collision Repair student


Triplett Tech’s collision repair program has been accredited in the following areas: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Service, Painting, and Refinishing.  To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s collision repair program underwent rigorous evaluation.  NATEF used nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment as benchmarks for the Triplett Tech program. 


Aaron Alexander
Aaron Alexander -- Collision Repair student


 “This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Triplett Tech’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Triplett Tech, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the workforce.”     


Matt Golliday
Matt Golliday -- Collision Repair student

Mr. John Grim, collision repair instructor,  added, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are delighted to join the ranks of the NATEF accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.” 


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