2015 Automotive Technology Competition to be held at AACA Museum

Students From Ten Pennsylvania Schools to Compete in
2015 Automotive Technology Competition at the AACA Museum

paa competition

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Competition
8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Morning Interview Opportunities
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Interview Opportunities

2:15 p.m. – Awards


Where: AACA Museum in Hershey 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 717-566-7100

Participating schools and students:

A.W. Beattie Career Center
Markus Quince – Joe Trocki

Butler County AVTS
Charlie Cook – Tom Otto

Central Westmoreland CTC
Garrett Johnston – Levi Varney

Erie County Technical School
Cody Beers – Jeremiah Carlson

Hazleton Area Career Center
Devin Busher – Briana Stefanisko

Susquehanna County CTC
Richard Miller – Caleb Owens

Tunkhannock High School
Gary Musselman – Jesse Reinhardt

Wallenpaupack Area High School
Tony Litz – Nick Schroeder

Williamsport Area High School
David Covey Jr. – Zachary Shade

York County School of Technology
Matthew Arcieri – Ethan Johnson
On February 19, 2015, the above students will compete in the PAA Automotive Technology Competition for scholarships and prizes. The winning school will advance to the 2015 National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show.

A team of two students from the ten top schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam, in which a pool of 94 students from 18 schools participated. 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 2015 vehicle with predetermined defects. The 2015 vehicles will be supplied by area franchised dealerships.

The Pennsylvania Automotive Association represents the nearly 1,000 new car and truck dealers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also provides its members with: legislative advocacy, regulatory and compliance assistance, title services, a charitable foundation, insurance, a dealer purchasing online store, and training.

News Release:
Pennsylvania Automotive Association Foundation
1925 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102


PAA Contact: Melanie Stine
(717) 255-8311 ext. 3327