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High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition
High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition


The 2015 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, January 17th. 

This event features two competitions: A diagnostic skills competition for high school seniors and a tire-changing competition for juniors. Each team will consist of two competitors. The seniors will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities, while the juniors will be competing against a stopwatch in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires using a tire-changing machine. Both competition will feature up to 12 teams.  

General Motors will serve as vehicle sponsor for the event and will provide six vehicles for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, is open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

Teams currently scheduled to compete, representing career and technical high schools from the Western New York area, include Burgard High School, Ellicottville BOCES, Genesee Valley Career & Tech Center, Harkness Career Center, Hewes Educational Center, Kenton Career Center, LoGuidice Educational Center, Niagara Career & Tech Center, Orleans Career & Tech Center, Potter Career & Tech Center and WD Ormsby Career & Tech Center. First place finishers will represent their school and the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association at the National Automotive Technology Competition in April during the New York International Auto Show.

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association is a trade association with new vehicle dealership members from Western and Central New York. It provides products and services to members including insurance products, safety and health programs, and compliance programs to help members save time and money.

For more information on the NFADA and the AutoTech program, please visit www.nfada.com. You can also follow the AutoTech program on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NfadaRonSmithMemorialAutotechCompetition.


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