Meet Auto Body Faculty Member: Don Schumacher
Office: 1700 Building
Things I like to do outside of work:
Motor Cycle Riding, Boating, Golf, Scuba Diving, Building New Car Projects, Detailing Cars, Camping in the RV, Favorite Sport is NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racing
10 years working as a Marine Mechanic working on Inboard/Outboard Drive Systems and Outboard Motors.
Ford Dealership Line Mechanic 2 years
13 years in Automotive Restoration as owner of Iron Horse Restorations
Auto Shop Instructor Orland High School 3 years
Yuba College Auto Body Instructor Instructor 12 years
Why Auto Body is a great career option:
The Auto Body Industry is more than just pounding out dents and spraying a little Primer. There are many career fields in this Industry. Insurance Adjusting for a large Insurance Company, In house Adjuster for the Collision Repair Facility, Outside Sales for Paint and Abrasive Companies, Shop Management, Parts management to name a few. In the shop you can specialize in Structural Repair, Body Repair, Refinishing and Detailing. If you like to work with your hands and like to fix things this is the industry for you.
This Industry is changing rapidly. My advice is never stop learning. Take advantage of any training offered to you in this industry. The Auto Body Industry is a great and rewarding field in which you can take your training, experience and expertise anywhere you want work and live.
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I-Car Trained Instructor