The Iosco RESA Career and Technical Education Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize Bethany Sides as “Professional Student of the Month” for October 2021. Bethany is the daughter of Dawn Sides and Martin Sides, Jr. She is a junior at Tawas Area Schools.
Beth is a first year student in the Automotive Technology program. Beth has excelled in class and has proven her leadership skills by assisting the other students with specialty equipment, such as, On-Car Brake Lathe, proper use of the battery chargers, electronic battery/charging system tester, and Multi-Meter. Beth doesn’t shy away from any task in the lab/shop, she successfully replaced the front axle in a four-wheel drive SUV with another female student as the guys in the class shied away from the task. Beth was asked to be the student representative at the Automotive Advisory Board meeting. During the meeting she took the attendees on a tour of the facility; stopping at the different stations to explain how the students utilize the equipment on a daily basis. The advisory committee was very impressed with her representation of the program. Beth stated that she took the Automotive Technologies class because she “doesn’t want to rely on someone else to fix her vehicle”. Beth comes from a family with several generations in the automotive field, she feels it’s in her DNA, we tend to agree!
To be nominated for “Professional Student of the Month”, a student must have outstanding work ethics, no absences or tardies for the month, no discipline issues and at least a B grade point average. Iosco RESA Tech Center offers the following programs for 11th and 12th grade students: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management, Health Science, Power Mechanics, and Teacher Prep Academy. For more information about these programs call 989-362-3006 ext. 1142.