Media Advisory - High school students display their technical skills at the Canadian International AutoShow



    TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Select teams of high school students are going to
the Canadian International AutoShow next Wednesday to test their mechanical
aptitude and skills coveted by the automotive industry.
    Two-member student teams from Greater Toronto Area secondary schools will
have 80 minutes to diagnose and repair 10 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertibles
deliberately rigged with identical operating problems by Centennial College's
automotive technician instructors.
    The students, all of whom are studying automotive service technology at
the high school level, will be vying for valuable prizes and the chance to
represent the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) at the National
Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show in
April. Last year's winners from Toronto's Central Technical School went on to
beat all of the U.S. teams and collect prizes totalling $250,000!
    The 10th annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition will take place
on the first Media Day of the show for the first time. The skills test enjoys
outstanding support from the industry. Sponsors include: TADA, the Canadian
International AutoShow, General Motors Canada, Volkswagen Canada, Snap-On/Sun
Tools, Consulab, Canadian Tire, Ryder Truck, Thomson Nelson, Pearson
Education, AutoKnowledge, TecMate, PartSource and Centennial College.

    
                              Photo Opportunity

    When:     Wednesday, February 11, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

    Where:    Canadian International Auto Show
              Metro Toronto Convention Centre
              600 Level, South Building (near escalators)
    





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications
Officer, Centennial College, (416) 289-5000, ext. 7142 or (416) 605-6012,
mtoljagic@centennialcollege.ca


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