TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Two automotive technician students from
Agincourt Collegiate in Scarborough beat out 16 other Toronto-area high
school teams to win a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian
International AutoShow on Feb. 14.
Hansen Cao and Huzaifa Misbah performed a number of timed technical
tasks and worked on a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that had been rigged with a
no-start condition by automotive instructors from Centennial College.
The Toronto college operates Canada's largest transportation technology
By finishing first, the pair will be representing Canada at the National
Automotive Technology Competition in New York City in April. In
addition to the all-expenses-paid trip, Cao and Misbah received a
trophy and equipment from sponsors.
North York's Northview Heights Secondary School finished second, thanks
to the efforts of students Tomi Bankole and Aleksey Romanenkov, while
Sean Smyth and Cameron Wosik from Markham's St. Brother André Catholic
High School earned third place. The automotive labs of all three
schools will receive a vehicle from General Motors Canada for training
In addition, teacher Yonas Lijiam of Philip Popock Secondary School in
Mississauga earned the second annual Gerd Reisenecker Memorial Teacher
of the Year Award, named for the former Centennial professor and TADA
Canadian students 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 received
outstanding support from the industry. Sponsors include: Trillium
Automobile Dealers Association (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.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: Centennial College
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