Gary Bronson, Auto Mechanics, 1986
Tri Star Program: Junior Combustion Engines and Senior Auto Mechanics
Program Location: Originally the class was held in the Ed Complex in what is now the Celina City Schools Print Shop. It moved into the Tri Star Wing of Celina High School when Tri Star classrooms were added/completed mid 1984-85 school year.
Tri Star Instructor: Harry McPheron
High School Graduate: Celina (1986)
Career Field: Automotive and Diesel Technology
- Attended Lincoln Tech. in Indianapolis, IN. for two years majoring in Auto Diesel Truck Technology. Graduated 1987
- Worked for 18 years at Airborne Express repairing ground support equipment. Was lead mechanic overseeing a crew of 13 mechanics.
- Worked at Serco maintaining a fleet of over 50 pieces of equipment used in the electrical distribution industry.
Currently employed as the Industrial Diesel Mechanics Instructor at Great Oaks School District: Laurel Oaks Campus. I've been there seven(7) years preparing 11th and 12th grade high schools students for a career in the trucking/heavy equipment industry. I also serve as the SkillsUSA advisor.
Attended Wright State University, Dayton, OH for three years to earn Career Technical Education Licensure. Completed in 2014
Why did you choose to attend Tri Star? "Just like most of my present students, I am a hands-on learner. While a Senior [in high school], I was able to go on work placement at Northmoor Marina and put those skills to good use. Being outdoors and around boats has always been a passion of mine.""
How did your Tri Star program prepare you for your career? "Tri Star gave me the foundation and skills needed to start a career in a field that I love."
"I definitely recommend Tri Star. Chase your dreams and get a jump-start on your career! You never know where the skills you learn may take you."