December 2 & 3, 2022

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High SchoolSchool District
Azle High SchoolAzle ISD
B.R. Johnson Career and Tech CenterCrowley ISD
Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced LearningBirdville ISD
Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport ISD
Buinger CTE AcademyHEB ISD
Community High SchoolCommunity ISD
Corsicana High SchoolCorsicana ISD
Dan Dipert Career Technical CenterArlington ISD
Dubiski Career High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD
Duncanville High SchoolDuncanville ISD
Hallsville High SchoolHallsville ISD
Hollenstein Career & Technology CenterEagle Mountain Saginaw ISD
Keller Center for Advanced LearningKeller ISD
LaGrone Academy (Denton ISD)Denton ISD
Longview High SchoolLongview ISD
Mabank High SchoolMabank ISD
North Lamar High SchoolNorth Lamar ISD
North Side High SchoolFort Worth ISD
O.D. Wyatt High SchoolFort Worth ISD
Plano East High SchoolPlano ISD
Plano Senior High SchoolPlano ISD
Princeton High SchoolPrinceton ISD
Prosper High SchoolProsper ISD
Ratteree Career Development CenterIrving ISD
Red Oak High SchoolRed Oak ISD
Richardson High SchoolRichardson ISD
Skyline High SchoolDallas ISD
South Garland High SchoolGarland ISD
Technology, Exploration and Career Center EastLewisville ISD
Vanguard High SchoolMesquite ISD
W. H. Adamson High SchoolDallas ISD
Waxahachie High SchoolWaxahachie ISD
Weatherford High SchoolWeatherford ISD

Students were individually interviewed to test their communication skills.


There currently is a need for 76,000 trained automotive technicians nationwide in dealerships, with many of these job openings in our own North Texas backyard. Experienced, well-trained technicians will always be in demand and able to earn top dollar, however achieving the highest level of expertise is a process. With this in mind, the North Texas Automobile Dealers (NTXAD) joined forces with educators, state and local government, and local dealerships to train, certify and employ students to work in the auto industry in North Texas.

The Auto Tech Competition gives high school seniors a high-profile stage to demonstrate their skills, measure of knowledge, and a race against the clock – all rolled into one. It features North Texas’ best high school automotive education students from across the country competing for top honors, scholarships, and other prizes.

Teams are comprised of two students each and are selected based on preliminary ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification tests in Maintenance & Light Repair, Steering & Suspension, Brakes, and Electrical. The final teams are then paired with NTXAD new-car franchised dealerships to act as mentors and help train them for the competition.


The Auto Tech Competition is held in two Phases.

Phase I: Workstations Challenge

Contestants are tested on their knowledge of tools, measuring instruments, specific vehicle service information, and job interview skills at four to six Workstations. The Workstations Challenge accounts for 40 percent of the total team score. 

Phase II: On-Vehicle Challenge

Each team has an allotted amount of time in which to interpret, diagnose and repair a number of pre-assigned problems on the vehicle, based on the repair order for that vehicle. Each correctly repaired “bug” is worth a set number of points depending on the level of difficulty. The On-Vehicle Challenge accounts for 60 percent of the total team score.

Each team is tasked with interpreting, diagnosing, and repairing a number of ‘bugs’ on their vehicles.

2021 First Place Team: Technology Exploration Career Center East. Student competitors Lance Wood and Matthew Wringer with Instructor Doug Emery.


Prize information to be announced Fall 2022

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