President & CEO of Worldwide Training Program to Speak at VC Tech Graduation


VC Tech Automotive School graduation guest speaker is Tom McGee of the Inter-Industry Conference of Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).



[ClickPress, Wed Jun 21 2006] VC Tech, the cutting-edge automotive technology training school, will hold graduation on Friday, June 23rd at the Pelham Civic Complex. The ceremony will be marked by an address from Tom McGee, President and CEO of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), which conducts collision repair training throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

“As VC Tech continues to grow, the support we receive from the automotive industry is more and more evident. We are very proud to have such a high caliber individual join us as the graduation speaker for this very special event,” says Dick Daigle, VC Tech Campus President. “This is our largest graduation to date.”

This is Mr. McGee's second visit to VC Tech Automotive School. He previously attended the EPA's “Design for the Environment” workshop held in September 2005, during which VC Tech was designated a “Best Practices School” by the EPA.

VC Tech graduates are entering a ready field; The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a 60,000 automotive technician shortage in the U.S. Jobs are readily available in most areas of the country to those who qualify.

For more information on VC Tech Automotive School and its programs, please call toll free: 1-877-5-VCTECH or visit www.vctechnical.com .

About Tom McGee and I-CAR
Tom McGee, President & CEO of I-CAR, has been on the company's staff for nearly 16 years and actually began his career with I-CAR as a volunteer and an instructor in the Detroit area before being hired. Prior to accepting his current position, Tom was based in Appleton Wisconsin where he held the position of Technical Director.

An Automotive Collision Repair graduate of Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan, McGee has a wide range of experience in the collision industry, including operating a collision repair facility, career & technical school instructor and training manager and instructional design. He is an ASE Certified Master Autobody/Paint Technician and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

I-CAR is a not-for-profit automotive collision repair training organization whose mission is to research, develop and deliver quality technical educational programs related to collision repair in addition to raising the level of available knowledge, recognizing professional achievement and improving communication throughout the collision repair, insurance and related industries for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

For more information, visit the company website at www.i-car.com .

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Contact Name: Lynne Berg Daigle

Contact Email: ldaigle@vc.edu

Contact Phone: 205-358-1100

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