TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Automotive tech students from 17
Toronto-area high schools will test their knowledge and mechanical
aptitude in a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian
International AutoShow on Media Day, Feb. 14.
The two-member student teams will have 120 minutes to diagnose and
repair 10 new Volkswagen Jettas deliberately rigged with identical
operating problems by Centennial College's automotive technician
instructors. The teams will also shift between five workstations to
test their analytical skills in electrical, steering, suspension and
brakes, waveform analysis, and engine mechanical and measurement.
The students, all of whom are studying automotive service technology at
the high school level, will be vying for valuable prizes, including
scholarships, tools, textbooks and new General Motors vehicles for
their auto shops. The top-ranked team will represent the Trillium
Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) at the National Automotive
Technology Competition in New York City next month.
Canadians have been a formidable force in New York: a team from Central
Technical School beat all of the U.S. teams and collected prizes worth
$250,000 in 2008. A Northview Heights Secondary School team placed
second in 2009.
The 14th annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition enjoys outstanding
support from the industry. Sponsors include: TADA, the Canadian
International AutoShow, Volkswagen Canada, General Motors Canada,
Snap-On/Sun Tools, Consulab, Canadian Tire, Toromont, Nelson Education,
Pearson Education, Goodheart-Willcox, TecMate and Centennial College.
Thursday, February 14 (Media Day), 9 am to 2:30 pm
Canadian International Auto Show
800 Level, South Building (near Mercedes-Benz display)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
SOURCE: Centennial College
For further information:
Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College,
416-289-5000, ext. 7142; cell firstname.lastname@example.org