Brad Lancaster is the instructor in the Buhl Automotive Technology program. His students have the opportunity to earn the NATEF certification, earn credits from the College of Western Idaho, and/or participate in internships both within the community and in class doing work on cars brought into the program. Many of his students have had success in the automotive program at the College of Southern Idaho, technical school programs, and working directly in the business after high school. Mr. Lancaster has 28 years experience in the automotive industry including serving in the Army as a Sergeant with a ASE certification, owning his own auto repair shops, and nine years as an award winning factory technical and training representative for Hunter Engineering Company.
In 2015, the students, working once more with Care Convoy, repaired and refurbished a fire engine donated by the Heyburn Fire Department, which was taken to Lebaron, Mexico, a small rural community with no fire fighting capabilities.
The Buhl Automotive Technology students assisted Care Convey in 2014 by doing all the needed repair work on an ambulance donated by Con Paulos. This ambulance was sent to Cuidad Madera in Mexico in the spring to a small rural community which has primitive emergency services. CBS’s On The Road was in the Magic Valley film the preparations of this and other emergency equipment and supplies which were sent to Mexico. The Kimberly Information Technology program assisted in the process by preparing a video as well. Click on the links below to see the auto students picking up the ambulance from Con Paulos.
Follow this link to see the KMVT broadcast about CBS’s On the Road filming of the project.
Follow this link to see the KMVT broadcasts about the return of the students from Mexico.