Tech Center Students to Compete in Ford/AAA Auto Skills Contest
Release Date: 4/15/2009 12:54:43 PM
Mark Kennedy and Nate Bauer, seniors who have completed the Auto Service Technology program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, will compete in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Contest state finals. The contest will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Catonsville Community College/Baltimore County.
The Career and Technology Center would like to thank Liberty Ford in Randallstown for lending the program a new 2009 Ford Focus. This gave the students an opportunity to become familiar with and practice working on the vehicle.
The Student Auto Skills competition challenges high school students’ knowledge and mechanical abilities in the field of automotive technology. Each participating instructor selects 11th or 12th grade auto technology students to take the online state qualifying exam. The combined score of the two highest scoring students from each school becomes the team score and counts 40% in the state finals. In the hands-on competition, new Ford vehicles are uniformly “bugged” so that each team has identical malfunctions to diagnose and repair. The competition requires repairs to be made with the highest quality workmanship in the least amount of time. The team that places first in the state finals will represent Maryland at the national competition to be held in Dearborn, Michigan