CCAR is once again sponsoring three work stations at the 2012 National Automotive Technology Competition and Automotive Career Fair, held in conjunction with the Greater New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The annual event is set this year for April 10th and 11th.
CCAR’s Rod Enlow, VP of Industry Affairs, a member of the N.A.T.C.’s Safety Technical Committee, will be overseeing the three health, safety and environmental awareness work stations. Students will be required to take a written quiz based on information found in CCAR’s award winning training course. Additionally, they will be required to solve additional problems based on physical props located at each workstation. The following day, the students will deal with a virtual shop environment and work in teams to de-bug and repair current model vehicles furnished by several of the OEMs.
The National Automotive Technology Competition is a test of skill, a measure of knowledge, and a race against the clock-all rolled into one. It features hundreds of the nation’s best high school automotive education students from across the country competing for the title of The Nation’s Best Automotive Technician. This year more than $3 million in prizes and scholarships will be awarded to participating students and schools thanks to the generous support of almost every major automaker, industry suppliers, local dealerships, and dealers associations.
CCAR and its’ sponsors also provide the safety glasses worn throughout the competition by the student contestants.