“When the opportunity came along to work at Alfred State, it seemed like the perfect fit,” he said. “I could take the experience that I had in the industry, that started with my degree from Alfred State, and pass it along to the next generation of students that are working toward being technicians themselves.”
With years of real-world experience and an Alfred State education in his toolbox, Automotive Trades Instructor CJ Tremper is now steering future autobody professionals toward the road to success.
Growing up in Avoca, Tremper became interested in working on automobiles thanks to his dad, who taught shop class at Avoca Central School.
“He is a car guy and I was always helping him work on things when there was an opportunity,” Tremper said. “He taught me the basics of automotive repair and just how to fix things that were broken.”