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Date: November 16, 2017
Contact: Brit Milazzo

Automotive Technology Program Receives iPads to Help with Service Work

The Automotive Technology program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has a few new devices to help make students’ work a little earlier.

Instructor Mike Sipe said that a purchase was made this year for about $900 for three iPads and protective covers. The goal is for students to use those iPads while in class to help foster more efficient work when learning to repair vehicles.

AJ Stever, a second year student from the Bellefonte Area School District, said it helps keep things a little more organized.

“Right now, I’m looking up where this part is located and it’s showing me where it is,” Stever said about software used on the iPad called Identifix. “Before, I’d have to go in (the classroom), if the computers were even available, print it out and come out here, and would have a mess of paper and it gets cluttered. This (the iPad) allows me to zoom in on what I’m looking for and makes everything a lot easier.”

*Photo: Students AJ Stever and Adam Maldonado use software called Identifix on new iPads. The two are part of instructor Mike Sipe’s Automotive Technology program at CPI.

CPI, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 - Telephone: 814-359-2793 1-877-968-7388    (Disclosures)