In this video Megan Hall is interviewed to tell her story about her passion for cars and plans for the future. Megan decided to give the Collision Repair program a try at Indiana County Technical Center, and as she says, “I loved It.”
Megan is now employed at a collision center and expressed the importance of having good reading, writing, and communication skills to be an auto estimator. She also explains many of the career pathways this leading can lead to.
The challenges Megan faces as a female in non-traditional male dominated career are: comments from customers, such as preferring to speak with a male at the business because they believe men know more about cars than women. However, Megan conveys that if you are passionate about something, you must persevere and keep going. She also encourage other females to pursue this career training if that is what they want to do as a profession.
Megan’s favorite part of the job is he satisfied customer. When she returns the car and sees the customer is pleased is her favorite part she states. Megan’s last but of advice for other students is to do their best while in school.
It sounds like Megan has a good grasp on her career goals and knows what she wants. I wish her the best in her career and I am sure she will go great.
I would also like to mention that I have had female students just as competent as male students. Therefore, I believe we should not stereotype this as a mans career. We need to look at them as individuals in this career. I have seen stellar male and female students and I also seen male and female students were not. Sex has nothing to do about it. It is the willingness to learn, motivation and drive that is going to produce the champions in the collision repair industry.