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Automotive Students Win Medals at State Workforce Development Event

Nine Aims Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program students competed in the SkillsUSA State Competition held April 6-8 in Colorado Springs. The team won 11 medals in the statewide competition.

 Automotive students in SkillsUSA Competition
Aims Automotive students participating in statewide SkillsUSA Competition (left to right: Lauren Clear, Darion Cordova, Jesse Manuel, Jesus Vasquez, Angela Munoz, Jamie Frey, Kayliey Kerr).

Two gold medalists will represent Colorado in the national competition in Atlanta this June. Jesse Manuel is a career academy student from Greeley Central High School and is in the Aims Collision Career Academy Refinishing program. Jamie Frey is a graduating Collision Repair and Refinishing student; she is employed at Gerber Collision Center in Greeley.  Aims medalists include: 

Post-Secondary Damage Appraisal
Jamie Frey | gold first place

Post-Secondary Collision Repair
Angela Munoz | silver second place

Post-Secondary Refinishing
Kayleigh Kerr |bronze third place

Post-Secondary Facilithon (Facility Management)
Jamie Frey | gold first place
Angela Munoz | silver second place
Kayleigh Kerr | bronze third place

Secondary Damage Appraisal
Jesse Manuel | gold first place

Secondary Refinishing
Jesus Vasquez | silver second place
Jesus Conejo | bronze third place

Secondary Facilithon (Facility Management)
Jesse Manuel | silver second place
Jesus Conejo | bronze third place

“Huge kudos go to instructor Mike Hanscome who is the driving force behind these students as the Aims SkillsUSA Collision advisor and coach,” said Fred Brown, Aims Automotive & Technology director. “He spent countless hours working with these students to hone skills that prepared them for the competition and those needed and judged by the industry.  Additional thanks to Collision Instructor Kyle Cadarette and Automotive Coordinator Kimberly Johnson for their work, efforts, and support. This is a team win!”

Aims Community College automotive degree programs are nationally recognized and certified in secondary and post-secondary educational systems with accreditation provided by the National Automotive Technicians and Education Foundation. The Aims Automotive & Technology Center is on the Windsor Campus. Get more info at