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Auto Body Rebuilding & Refinishing

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Auto Body Rebuilding & Refinishing

If the automotive industry rev you up, then Bates Technical College's auto body program may be right for you. Experienced instructors teach students in classrooms that mirror industry. Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

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Staff Spotlight

Aimee Sidhu
Aimee Sidhu, occupational therapy assistant instructor

Aimee Sidhu, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor and fieldwork coordinator, has been an instructor at Bates Technical College since the OTA program began in 2011. Aimee has been an occupational therapist since 2000 and has worked primarily with children with special needs enrolled in Washington or California public schools. 

Aimee recently shared that she is "inspired by the dedication of my students to embark on this career journey. Occupational therapy is a helping profession, and the students I have been grateful to work with are consistently reliable, cooperative, kind, friendly and genuine."

Find out what else inspires Aimee.