Career Tech Students Place 1st in State at Ford/AAA Auto Skills Contest
Release Date: 5/15/2012 9:10:04 AM
Kyle Bacon and Chase Hawk, students in the Automotive Service Technology program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, competed in the State Finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition at CCBC Catonsville on May 12, 2012. They were one of ten teams that had 90 minutes to diagnose and repair issues on a new 2012 Ford Fusion. They finished in first place and earned the privilege to represent the Career and Technology Center and the state of Maryland at the national competition held by Ford in Dearborn, Michigan the week of June 10th.
The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition is a nationwide competition for 11th and 12th grade students in secondary schools and colleges that offer courses in automotive technology and have at least one full-time or part-time automotive instructor. Each participating instructor selects his/her best 11th or 12th grade auto technology students to take the state qualifying exam, which is taken on line and administered by a test proctor/administrator at the school, followed by the hands-on competition. The winning two-person team from each state and their instructor are provided expense-paid trips to the national finals.