CCAR congratulates SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology winners

2015 medal winners with Jill Saunders
CCAR was honored to once again be chosen to lead Judging stations for the SkillsUSA National competition, held last week in Louisville, KY. Here are the names and schools of the Automotive Service Technology Medalists, pictured above with (AST co-chair) Jill Saunders of Toyota Motor Sales;

  • Jonathan Ball (Aberdeen, WA) — Gold
  • Shawn Deel (Wilmington, DE) — Silver
  • Alex Marneris (Orland Park, IL) — Bronze


  • Thomas Hahn (Joliet, IL) — Gold
  • Forrest Powers (Laconia, NH) — Silver
  • Hunter Pauloski (LaCrosse, WI) — Bronze

The SkillsUSA Championships is considered the largest single day of corporate volunteerism in America and valued at more than $36 million in industry support of donated time, equipment, cash, and material. All contests are run by and judged by industry using industry standards for employment. More than 1,000 industry judges participated this year.
All winners receive medallions and frequently receive tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high-school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA. More than 6,000 students from every state and two territories competed in 100 contests in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations this year. In order to qualify for the national competition, the students competed in local and state contests. The state gold medal winners advanced to the national SkillsUSA Championships. A short video about the National Leadership and Skills Conference is available online at;
Congrats again to everyone who won at the state level and participated in the national competition this year!

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