Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Ten Pennsylvania schools will be competing for an automotive technology competition held here at the AACA Museum in Hershey. The winning team of students will advance to the National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show. A team of two students from each of the top ten schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam.
A team of two students from the ten top schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam. To prepare for the competition, students are currently training at new car dealerships in their areas. On competition day, the students will face a test of advanced automotive diagnostic skills on an assigned 2017 vehicle with predetermined defects. The 2017 vehicles are supplied by area franchised dealerships.
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Competition
2:15 p.m. – Awards
8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Morning Interview Opportunities
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Interview Opportunities
The public is welcome to view the competition. Please be respectful of the competitors.
Participating schools and students:
Tyler Hotovec – Jarret Pipes
A.W. Beattie Career Center
Chase Matsko – Noah Shearer
Butler County AVTS
Marshal Putt – Benjamin Sedlack
Cumberland Perry AVTS
Brady Martin – Kevin Stoll
Lancaster County CTC
Kenneth Cavanaugh – Lance Dunn
Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology
Cobe Latsha – Dawson Scott
Northumberland County CTC
Joseph Ianni – Jason Kobbe
Tunkhannock High School
Logan Carney – Hunter Moser
Wallenpaupack Area High School
Dylan Imundo – Nathan Kolmel
Williamsport Area High School
Joel Jusino – Joseph Sprouse
York County School of Technology
On March 9, 2017, the above students will compete in the PAA Automotive Technology Competition for scholarships and prizes. The winning school will advance to the 2017 National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show.
For over 15 years, the Pennsylvania Automotive Association has hosted this competition to highlight technical careers in the automotive industry and to assist students by preparing them for those careers by giving them “real world”, hands-on experience.