I-CAR, ASE Present Master Technician Award
Dec. 5, 2018—I-CAR has awarded the 2018 I-CAR Platinum and ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year award to Chris Shepherd, an I-CAR instructor at Caddo Career & Technology Center in Shreveport, La.
The award was presented on Nov. 14 during the Fall 2018 ASE Board of Governors meeting and annual Technician Recognition Awards banquet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Shepherd has experience as both an educator and collision repair technician. Shepherd has earned Platinum status for the refinish technician, educator and non-structural roles. He is also working on earning Platinum status for the steel structural technician, aluminum structural technician, estimator and auto physical damage appraiser roles.
A second-generation I-CAR instructor who started attending I-CAR courses with his stepfather at the age of 13, Shepherd began his collision repair career on a part-time basis at the age of 16 at Shouse Collision in Shreveport. He later worked full-time as a technician at Rush Truck Center and Krystal Auto Collision Inc. in Bossier City, La. Shepherd started teaching collision repair courses at Bossier Parish Technical School in 2002, followed by a teaching stint at Northwest Louisiana Technical College. He has been teaching collision repair courses at Caddo Career & Technology Center since 2015.