With collision repair positions expected to grow by more than 1,600 openings across Illinois, and more than 30,000 around the country, by 2024*, it’s an excellent field to enter as a professional, skilled technician. Collision repair’s combination of hands-on STEM skills and artistic expression gives you the perfect chance to blend your technical expertise and creativity. The new Blended Learning curriculum at Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park, IL gives you the ideal platform to build these in-demand skills!
“Blended Learning programs – like our enhanced Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology offering – give you the most convenient way to build a new career path. You can complete a good portion of your coursework online from home while making the most of your time in our on-campus collision bays,” says Campus President Karen Clark. “For students who work during the day or have other commitments, this program gives them the opportunity to pursue their career goals on a schedule that works for them.”
With the added flexibility, Clark notes, even busy students should still be able to earn their Diploma in less than two years.**
New curriculum combines hands-on practice with online career training
The Melrose Park campus has provided one of the Chicago area’s most popular collision programs since 1969. In just the past two years, Lincoln Tech has taken part in I-CAR industry conferences, seen one of their students take first place in a custom airbrushing competition, hosted a regional skills competition, and received a nitrogen welder from local legend Erie-LaSalle Body Shop.
If you’re ready to turn your auto body skills and artistic talent into an exciting professional future, you can put the convenience of a blended online career training platform to work for you. Check out Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park, IL, and get on the path to a one-of-a-kind career!
* Source: careeronestop.org for the years 2014-2024. The majority of students training at Melrose Park pursue collision repair positions in Illinois after graduation. See lincolntech.edu for programmatic placement rates.
** Time to graduation varies by program and schedule selected.