Ohio Technical College and Custom Car Builder Rich Evans Partner to Create Special Collision Repair Program

Ohio Technical College and Custom Car Builder Rich Evans Partner to Create Special Collision Repair Program

Ohio Technical College (OTC) is excited to announce The Rich Evans Academy - a three-month advanced collision repair and customizing program where students will learn fabrication, welding, water-borne painting and fiberglass molding, among other advanced skills.

Leading automotive trade school Ohio Technical College (OTC) is excited to announce The Rich Evans Academy — a three-month advanced collision repair and customizing program where students will learn fabrication, welding, water-borne painting and fiberglass molding, among other advanced skills.
 
Rich Evans, owner of Huntington Beach Bodyworks in California, is a custom car builder, painter and TV personality who has appeared on such shows as "Monster Garage" and "Pimp My Ride."  As part of the new partnership, he will work with OTC to develop a real-world curriculum based on decades of experience designing and building one-of-a-kind vehicles.  Evans will also assist OTC in outfitting the Rich Evans Academy shop with the tools, training aids and equipment needed to facilitate the program.
 
"At Ohio Technical College, we believe in offering training for the real world that will help prepare our students for successful and rewarding careers in today’s ever-changing automotive industry," said Tom King, director of Enrollment, OTC.  "The new Rich Evans Academy is an advanced, concentrated course designed to give students employable skills that many of their peers will not have after graduation.  We are excited to partner with Rich, who shares his years of experience with our students as well as our instructors."
 
Evans will periodically visit the school to interact with students and conduct personal instruction.  He will also teach a one-day training program at OTC’s Summer Seminar, an event that attracts hundreds of high school instructors from across the country.
 
Founded in 1969, Ohio Technical College provides students with unique training in a variety of transportation fields.  Last year, the school’s enrollment grew 22%, and more than 1,000 students are currently enrolled in courses like automotive, diesel, classic car restoration, alternative fuel vehicles and high performance and racing.
 
The first Rich Evans Academy class will begin in Fall 2010.  As with all its programs, OTC will provide career placement assistance for students upon completion of the three-month course.

About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students.  An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space.  Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems.  Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio.  For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call (800) 322-7000 ext. 163; or visit ohiotechnicalcollege.com and psi-now.com.  

You May Also Like

Standard Motor Products Expands Emission Control Program

SMP’s program features more than 3,500 parts, including EVAP, EGR and positive crankcase ventilation products.

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announced it is expanding its Emission Control program, which includes evaporative emission control (EVAP), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and positive crankcase ventilation emission control systems.

Standard’s EVAP program features over 1,300 part numbers and includes Vapor Canister Purge Pumps, Vapor Canister Vent Hoses, Vapor Canister Purge Valve Hoses, Canister Vent Solenoids, Fuel Vapor Canisters, Canister Vent Valves, Canister Purge Valves, Fuel Vapor Leak Detection Pumps, Canister Purge Solenoids and more. Recently released Standard EVAP components include Vapor Canister Purge Pumps for more than 2 million General Motors SUVs, like the 2023-21 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Fuel Vapor Canisters have been added recently for the 2022-20 Ford Transit, 2023-19 Nissan Altima and more. Canister Purge Solenoids are new for Dodge and Jeep vehicles through 2024.

CAWA Accepting Applications for MPA Scholarship Awards

The deadline for submitting applications for the MPA Selwyn Joffe Awards is May 31.

Repairify Announces Executive Leadership Changes

The company has named Craig Edmonds as president of asTech among other executive appointments.

KYB Launches New Digital Catalog App

The updated app provides much more accurate part number recommendations, according to KYB.

PRT Launches 22 New Products on Complete Strut Assemblies

The new items come to expand the PRT portfolio in North American Market and represents more than 12 Million vehicles in new coverage.

Other Posts

BendPak to Debut Eight-Armed Car Lift Concept at NADA

Octa-Flex improves technician productivity, convenience and ergonomics, according to BendPak.

PRT Heavy Duty Presenting Innovations at HDAW ‘24

PRT is exhibiting a full line of shocks and air springs for heavy-duty applications.

RNR Tire Express Rides Franchise Momentum Into 2024 

The company said it had a year of growth, with the opening of 15 new franchise locations.

Transtar Industries Launches Remanned Transmission Products

The company provides a sustainable solution for transmission products and simplified complex vehicle repair.