TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Two automotive technician students from
Agincourt Collegiate in Scarborough beat out 21 other Toronto-area high
school teams to win a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian
International AutoShow on Feb. 13. It's the second time in as many
years Agincourt students took home the big trophy.
Muhammad Roheemun and Timothy Yeung performed a number of timed
technical tasks and worked on a 2014 Volkswagen Passat that had been
rigged with a no-start condition by automotive instructors from
Centennial College. The Toronto college operates Canada's largest
transportation technology training centre.
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, Roheemun and Yeung received
tools and equipment from sponsors.
Scarborough's Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School finished second,
thanks to the efforts of students Chelsea Dela Cruz and Paul Roach,
while Ethan Chan and Lachlan Cooper from Aurora's Dr. G. W. Williams
Secondary School earned third place. The automotive labs of all three
schools will receive a vehicle from General Motors Canada for training
In addition, teacher Mike Canner of Weston Collegiate Institute earned
the third annual Gerd Reisenecker Memorial Teacher of the Year Award,
named for the former Centennial professor and TADA member.
The 15th annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition received outstanding
support from the industry. Sponsors include: TADA, the Canadian
International AutoShow, Volkswagen Canada, General Motors Canada,
Snap-On Tools, Consulab, Canadian Tire, Toromont, Auto-Know, Nelson
Education, Pearson Education, Goodheart-Willcox, TecMate and Centennial
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: Centennial College
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