Friday, December 20, 2013
12/20/2013 My seventeenth week of Pathways was the best. I learned so much this semester. I think I learned enough to use this experience on my own car one day. Now I know how to change the oil, change the tires and check the engine for any malfunctions in the car. The teachers there at the Auto Shop were very helpful and made it very clear when teaching. I understood and learned very quickly. I learned about the safety rules in the Auto Shop, like the type of clothing to wear when doing certain things to the car For example, when you're about to paint the car you have to use these overalls that cover your whole body and they will provide you a helmet that cuts out the air from the paint room that's full of paint chemicals. This helmet supplies you oxygen from a machine outside of the painting room. When welding you have to use a welding mask that protects you from the sparks from jumping to your face. The welding mask also has a dark tinted glass piece that allows you to see what you're doing. The tint protects you from the very bright light a torch makes. I'm already checking the spark plugs on my mom's car. I had fun at that Auto Shop and learned a lot. I had my finals this Monday and Tuesday for my Basic Fuels class and for my Auto Collision Repair class. I think I did really well on the tests. Now I'm going to enjoy this winter break and enjoy the holidays with my family. I love gaining knowledge; It feels great, Thank You Pathways!
Friday, December 13, 2013
12/13/2013 My sixteenth week of Pathways was very hands on. I finished disassembling the truck in my Auto Shop with the whole class. The teacher was grading us on how we use the tools on the vehicle. We placed all of the metal pieces on a truck to be sold at a junk yard like Pick n Pull. Finals are coming real soon, I don't have school next week starting Monday of next week. I'm getting an interview today for an ecology program and I'm really excited to start this internship and start gaining some experience. I'm now taking a Financial Business class at the Kentfield College Of Marin, Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'm happy that this program is helping me find internships to gain experience in jobs. This internship is called Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary; they help preserve nature and wild life, I can't wait to start. I'm preparing for the finals test and I hope I pass.
Friday, December 6, 2013
12/6/2013 My fifteenth week of Pathways was very busy. This whole week in my Basic Fuels class, my class and I have been stripping two cars of their parts. We finished one car this week, and what was left of it was just the skeleton. We are still working on the second car and it will be finished soon. In my Automotive Collision class my classmate and I are using sealant to cover holes that were made on the fender from a car accident. We applied the sealant last week and started sanding this week, so it's smooth and level with the metal. After that, he wants the fender painted. This week at my internship I was giving cars basic check ups and learned how to order parts for cars, when the shop doesn't have them in stock. I can't wait for next semester because I want to take a business class at the Kentfield campus of the College or Marin. I'm thankful for the help this Pathways program is giving me.