Media Advisory - High school students go under the hood at the Canadian International AutoShow

    TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Rather than just kick tires, selected teams of
Toronto high school students are going to the Canadian International AutoShow
on Thursday to test their mechanical aptitude and skills so desperately needed
by the automotive industry.
    Two-member teams from Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic
District School Board secondary schools will have 80 minutes to diagnose and
repair 10 new Volkswagen GTIs 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
    The 9th annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition enjoys strong
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, CDX Global and
Centennial College.

                              Photo Opportunity

    When:        Thursday, February 14, 9 am - 1:30 pm
                 (second Media Day)

    Where:       Canadian International AutoShow
                 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,

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