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BCRN May Newsletter Blog

This is a newsletter blog that is May in Review and a Preview of June

Another Year Gone

Do you remember when you were young and the days and years moved so slow. I remember I felt like I had all the time in the world to accomplish everything that I wanted to. I often heard my parents talk about how fast time goes by, and I thought they were crazy. Well, after graduating high school, time started speeding up for me. I think as we gain responsibilities, marriage, families, and jobs our lives get busier, which result in less time to get all of our to-do's completed. This starts our realization that our time is limited each day and year. I once heard it put this way. If you're old enough to remember VCR cassette tape, you will remember that we used to have to rewind or fast forward them. When you put it in the VCR player and hit fast forward it would start out fast forwarding the cassette very slow. As it get towards the middle it starts getting faster and faster. By the time it get to the end it was spinning at a very high speed. I guess life is kind of the same way. I'm stuck in fast forward and it's getting faster...I guess my parents were not crazy after all. Some of the days still go by slow, but the years are starting to fly by.

Anyway, another school year behind me. August will be here soon and I'll be ready to do it all over again. 

The Collision Repair Class of 2009 - Read More 

Butler’s Gratitude to Chicago Pneumatic Tools and Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine.

If you have been following our class blog, you know that Butler’s Collision Repair and Auto Tech programs were named among the top 20 schools in the nation by CP Tools and Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine. If we had made it to the final four, we would have received $25,000 in tools to be divided between the schools. The school named “The School of the Year” was recognized in person by CP Tools, Tomorrow’s Technician along with celebrity car builder, Rich Evans. Read full blog post

ASA Starting a New Collision Repair Chapter in Wichita, KS

Read about last months meeting

Next meeting is June 23, 2009. It will be located at 301 S. Grove - Wichita Area Technical School in Wichita, KS. We will meet at 7:00PM. David and Craig Baltz will present P Page logic and it's importance in the collision industry. 

To learn more or join our chapter contact:

Brad Shelton, Shelton Collision Repair

(316) 788-1528 / brad@sheltoncollision.com


Looking Forward

Time To Enroll

If you're interested in a collision repair career, you may consider getting enrolled into our program soon. Enrollment is limited to the first 15 students.

For more information about enrollment and to determine if collision repair is right for you, visit enrollment post.

Finding Your Passion

Still not sure if collision repair is a fit for you. Check out our post about finding your passion and learn how others became passionate about their careers.


Career Tips from the man...Chip Foose



I am going to attend an I-CAR class CYC01 in Yukun, Oklahoma next week. This class is about cycle times in the collision industry. I think this will benefit the students by incorporating some of the concept into our program. Even though we don't operate a business, we still use business concepts to give the students a taste of the working world. My interests for the next year are working on ways to go green, lean and improve cycle times.

Mid June I will attend ASA Midwest Collision Industry Forum in Columbia, Missouri. There will be a full day of information packed seminars. If you're involved in the collision repair or insurance industries, I encourage you to attend. Learn more by opening the above link.

Contact Information

For more information about the Collision Repair program contact:
Donnie Smith
Lead Collision Instructor

For more information about the Auto Tech program contact:
Jeremy Carlson
Auto Tech Instructor

No facts, quotes or questions this month. I'll get new facts, quotes and questions kicked off in August when the students return.




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