Jerry Goodson

Jerry Goodson

Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
Expertise: Auto Body Repair

Training WorldSkills USA competitor D.J. Fors

Jerry Goodson is a Collision Repair Trainer for the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). During his career, Jerry has witnessed students gain tremendous respect for their trades, and he enjoys encouraging students to learn work habits that make them efficient workers.

Jerry believes highly skilled jobs can be rewarding and provide many opportunities for professional growth. “As technology in the auto body repair industry is increasing on a daily basis, there is a need to continually update your knowledge and skills. As the workforce is aging, there are not enough technicians to replace them.”

Remembering advice his father offered, Jerry wants D.J. Fors to always take advantage of educational opportunities that come his way. Jerry is confident the WorldSkills competition will be a springboard for future career opportunities.

“There is no limit to the opportunities that our competitors will have after the competition. Companies want to hire the best, and these competitors are the best.”