Hartford Area Career & Technology Center
My name is Sean Stebbins and I attend the Automotive Technology class at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). In this class, we learn all about cars and trucks and how to work on the mechanical side of them. I personally have learned not only how to work on the cars but have gained a lot in personal experiences that I have grown from. At this school, we not only focus on working hard on the cars but also work on respect and we learn how to work together to solve problems which is one of the biggest reasons I like it here.
Working on these vehicles has taught me a lot about how each car is different and why. I have also learned special techniques which make certain jobs easier that are very simple but help a lot. I have removed and replaced many parts off of the vehicles that we have here and for every part there is a procedure to follow which can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but we always manage to pull through with the help of my teacher. I know that if I ever need help, my teacher Mr. Bingham, will be there for me and he will do his best to point me in the right direction so that I may learn.
In my Automotive Technology class, we emphasize the need for respect and that is exactly how we treat one another. We as classmates may disagree on things, but we all still manage to learn from every experience because that is what the HACTC does. They put us into real life situations and we get a taste of what we will need to know and learn so that we can grow from that and become not only better people but it will allow us to succeed in life. This school has taught me more than I can say and for that I am truly thankful.