Why Study Automotive? JJC Student Tiffany Greminger Tells Her Story

Why Study Automotive? JJC Student Tiffany Greminger Tells Her Story


In high school I took a cup of courses
just to get the feel of it just to be
like I can change my own oil and stuff
like that and then my brother-in-law
owns a lawn care business so I worked on
his trucks I grew up around everybody
working on them and it just kind of like
drove me to be more independent so I
could work on my cars and then I got my
first car it didn’t run it all at the
battery is messed up there’s so many
problems wrong with it and I let my
boyfriend handle it for a couple months
to see if he could get it working and it
took like months and months and I was
like you know what I’ll just do this by
myself I can get it so I took it and
within a couple months I got it working
i did all by myself i heard a lot of
good things about Joliet Junior College
from my cousins have been here I always
heard good things about the automotive
program too and I came here from my
visit to see Mr. Coleman and he took me
through like the whole entire program
and I was just amazed with the facility
here JJC automotive program the
teachers are very helpful coming in here
as a girl I was always nervous about
being able to do as much heavy lifting
and everything as the guys but the
teachers if you can’t do it they’re
there right by your side no matter if
you’re a woman or man the professors
here are like I don’t know like to take on
like my dad because there by your side
all the time if you get frustrated at
something or just like want to give up
they’re there right there and they keep
motivating you to do better because
they know you can I’ve even had troubles
outside of school where they can tell it
affected me and they were always
concerned about me and just like as well
as the other students they’re just
always there for you the fun thing about jjc
automotive is that everybody here so
friendly I think the funnest part about
it is getting to know everybody I’m like
what they drive and how they like to do
it some people like going in the fast
cars some people like just cruising in
the old classic cars I don’t know it’s
just really fun going to know everybody
here in front of the classroom to it’s
like me Jeanette and Ally all the
time just the girls sometimes we’ll be
answering the questions before the boys
and they’ll just be like me and we’re
all pretty close we all talk a lot I
don’t really know how to drive stick and
like a lot of other boys do here my
partner last semester I think it was he
was trying to drive the car and he and
he stalled it out like four times and I
backed it out and I drove it out and i
stalled it only one time and he was so
embarrassed made me feel good
jjc will help me out in the long run
because all the support from the
teachers again was great but they
me with all the tools all the knowledge
everything to help me better myself in
order to become the person I want to be
I think the overall lesson I’ve learned
here just take your time doing things
because if you don’t you may mess up and
like on a customer’s car for example if
you don’t double check the brakes or
doing the right way it can affect that
person really bad so no matter what you
do take your time doing it so you get it
done the right way my future goals I
plan on continuing my education i’m
going to get my bachelor’s in
automotive technology at siu along with
an associates in business management and
I hopefully will get an internship
somewhere in California with Toyota or
something like that and then maybe run
my own business or just run on
manufactures business


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