2018 National AUtomotive Technology Competition

2018 National AUtomotive Technology Competition


[Music] today we’re here at the National automotive technology competition day one at the New York International Auto Show hundreds of thousands of kids throughout the country try to compete in their local regional competitions in order to qualify for their state competition and then once they win their state competition or the Metro competition they qualify to come here at the Nationals the best of all the best of students from all over the country get to compete for over three and a half million dollars worth of prizes and scholarships and tools but also for the pure recognition of all the work that they’ve been doing to become where they are today getting ready to be in the job market and really be marketable to an industry that pays extremely well it really starts at the local level in our competition in New York City a couple weeks ago we had 70 teams come out you try to win the top spot to represent the great New York deals Association here at Nationals when we started taking a look at this many many years ago we were listening to our members who were talking about this enormous shortage of technicians and how they needed to fill it schools were teaching them basic old technology like coins and condensers and carburetors where the industry really moved beyond that a long time ago it’s an industry that’s rapidly growing so we put our money where our mouth is and said listen we’re just not going to complain we want to be a partner in this carrier of Education preparing young people we wouldn’t be able to have this competition for what’s the score for the dealers and their decision to invest the money invest the time and the resources into this competition because there really is a need for technicians the idea of doing a competition is really the icing on the cake but it’s all that other work that goes on all the thousands of students that have really been able to take advantage of this collaborative effort between education and the private sector in really developing much much more desirable types of an individual once they graduate there’s no other competition like this you know we joke around we say it’s the granddaddy of them all we are the biggest competition out there it’s just phenomenal you just see the enthusiasm for these students and and the intensity in their eyes it’s an easy [Music] you


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