Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:54

3 Complete Zara’s Collision Center Apprenticeship Program in IL

(L to R ) Jay Alwood, Ryan Miller and Travis Sunderland (L to R ) Jay Alwood, Ryan Miller and Travis Sunderland

Jay Alwood, Ryan Miller and Travis Sunderland, students in the Capital Area Career Center Auto Body Program, have completed their semester-long apprenticeships at Zara’s Collision Center in Springfield, IL. 

The announcement was made by Brad Zara, president of Zara’s.

“It was an honor for us to include these three young men as part of our team for the past semester,” said Zara. “All three learned, contributed and gained confidence and respect of their fellow team members. I’m excited for what the future holds for them.”

Alwood, of New Berlin High School, will join Zara’s detail department full-time after graduation June 1. Miller and Sunderland graduate from Taylorville High School May 25, with Miller pursuing opportunities in the area and Sunderland attending Lincoln Tech in Indiana.

“The collision repair industry is a tremendous employment opportunity for young people after graduation,” said Zara. “When you consider student loan debt and the unknown many college graduates face to find a job in their field of study, this bridge to a skilled career path is something we’re proud to offer.”

Zara’s Collision Center has been awarded several certifications by major auto manufacturers assuring that Zara's possesses the proper tools, equipment, facilities and trained staff required to repair vehicle brands to precise specifications to ensure the fit, finish, durability, value and safety of the manufacturers’ vehicles.