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PA Automotive Association Technology Competition

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.