“Not every child wants to go to college and that’s ok”
My name is Daniel Aguilera-Aguilera, and I am a Reading High School senior in the Auto Body Collision program at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center. I chose this program because I have always had a passion for cars. I was not interested in the inside mechanics but the bodies of a car. In eighth grade, I learned about RMCTC when the staff came to my school to talk to us about careers, and Mr. Cassler came for the CTC Fair. My brother, who was in the Motorcycle, Marine, and Small Engine Repair program, told me to check it out. I signed up and visited during the open house in October.
Mr. Cassler is one of the best teachers I know. He is a good role model, and I have a lot of respect for him. I enjoy painting and priming cars. He also taught me a lot about safety and tool usage. My favorite thing I learned was how to detail a car. Not many people know how to do it properly but I’m all about the details.
I got to do a summer internship with Berks Collision. I feel Ron and Todd, my mentors, are great role models. They give me a lot of good advice and have shown me the proper way to do things concerning auto collisions. I have learned more now that I am at Berks Collision and hope to soon learn about painting cars. I am excited to continue my career journey in the fall with co-op. RMCTC and Berks Collision have allowed me the opportunity to jump-start my career!
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Student at RMCTC