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Apollo Student Competes in National Automotive Technology Competition

March 27, 2017
Alex Pachan Alex Pachan, Apollo automotive student, is heading to New York to compete in the National Automotive Technology Competition!

Held against the backdrop of the New York International Auto Show, the National Automotive Technology Competition is truly “The Granddaddy of them all” for high school students looking to prove their automotive know-how.

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 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 supplier, local dealerships and dealers associations. 

This nationally recognized competition was developed in 1993 by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association to help curb the shortage of qualified automotive technicians and raise the level of vocational education standards in the public school system. 

Leading up to the national finals, regional and state contests are held across the country to determine the top students from each location. The winning teams then move on to represent their state at the national finals in New York City.