Congratulations to all the students who competed in the
2022 Auto Tech Competition!

The 3rd annual Auto Tech Competition was held December 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at Texas Motor Speedway. 40 teams from across North and East Texas came ready to compete for a chance at
Fast Track Auto Tech Training Program scholarships and Snap-On professional industry tools in order to continue their career path journey.

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FIRST PLACE – LAGRONE ACADEMY

L to R:  George Arrants;  Vice President, ASE Education Foundation, Carter Smith; Student Competitor, Jakob Holzer; Student Competitor, Doug Adcock; Instructor, C. Brent Franks; President, North Texas Automobile Dealers, Zach Dowdy; Student Competitor
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SECOND PLACE – LONGVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

L to R:  George Arrants;  Vice President, ASE Education Foundation,  Raymond “Paul” Bouis; Instructor, Aleksandr Ortega; Student Competitor, Cayden Tipton; Student Competitor, C. Brent Franks; President, North Texas Automobile Dealers, Matt Binning; Service Director, Peltier Kia of Tyler, Alexis Araujo; Student Competitor
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THIRD PLACE – TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION AND CAREER CENTER EAST

L to R:  George Arrants;  Vice President, ASE Education Foundation,  Doug Emery; Instructor, Austin Reid; Student Competitor, C. Brent Franks; President, North Texas Automobile Dealers, Evan Arroyo; Student Competitor, Max Thomas; Student Competitor
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ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 10 TEAMS

Dan Dipert Career Technical Center
Weatherford High School
Princeton High School
South Garland High School
North Lamar High School
Richardson High School
Hallsville High School

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COMPETITION LINE-UP

High SchoolSchool DistrictDealership Partner
Ben Barber Innovation AcademyMansfield ISDClassic GMC Arlington
B.R. Johnson Career and Tech CenterCrowley ISDHonda of Fort Worth
Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced LearningBirdville ISDFive Star Ford NRH
Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport ISDBill Utter Ford
Buinger CTE AcademyHEB ISDMoritz Kia Hurst
Community High SchoolCommunity ISDLakeside Chevrolet
Dan Dipert Career Technical CenterArlington ISDClassic CDJR Arlington
Decatur High SchoolDecatur ISDJames Wood GMC
Dubiski Career High SchoolGrand Prairie ISDFreeman GMC
Dunbar High SchoolFort Worth ISDNorm Reeves Honda
Duncanville High SchoolDuncanville ISDSouthwest Kia Dallas
Hallsville High SchoolHallsville ISDPegues-Hurst Ford
Hollenstein Career & Technology CenterEagle Mountain Saginaw ISDFreeman Toyota
Keller Center for Advanced LearningKeller ISDClassic Chevrolet
LaGrone Academy Denton ISDToyota of Denton
Longview High SchoolLongview ISDPeltier Kia of Tyler
Mabank High SchoolMabank ISDTri-County Ford
McKinney High SchoolMcKinney ISDSouthwest Kia Frisco
McKinney North High SchoolMcKinney ISDSewell Audi
North Lamar High SchoolNorth Lamar ISDParis Toyota
North Side High SchoolFort Worth ISDMoritz Chevrolet
O.D. Wyatt High SchoolFort Worth ISDMoritz Kia Fort Worth
Plano East High SchoolPlano ISDBrandon Tomes Subaru
Plano Senior High SchoolPlano ISDEwing Subaru of Plano
Princeton High SchoolPrinceton ISDBob Tomes Ford
Prosper High SchoolProsper ISDLongo Toyota
Ratteree Career Development CenterIrving ISDToyota of Irving
Red Oak High SchoolRed Oak ISDPegasus Chevrolet
Richardson High SchoolRichardson ISDFive Star Ford Dallas
Skyline High SchoolDallas ISDSewell Lexus
South Garland High SchoolGarland ISDTown East Ford
Sulphur Springs High SchoolSulphur Springs ISDJay Hodge Chevrolet
Technology, Exploration and Career Center EastLewisville ISDFive Star Ford Lewisville
Terrell High SchoolTerrell ISDPlatinum Chevrolet
Vanguard High SchoolMesquite ISDGateway GMC
W. H. Adamson High SchoolDallas ISDSewell GMC
Alternate TeamCarlisle Chevrolet
Weatherford High SchoolWeatherford ISDSouthWest Ford
Wichita Falls Career Education CenterWichita Falls ISDFoundation GMC
Wilmer-Hutchins High SchoolDallas ISDClay Cooley Hyundai Dallas



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.

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS


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.

PRIZES

  • FIRST PLACE
    • $5,000 in tools from Snap-On for each team member
    • Fast Track Automotive Technician Training Program for each team member
      • The program combines hands-on classroom instruction in conjunction with employment in a franchised new car dealership service center during a concentrated 5-week training course. 
    • One Team Instructor receives a $500 gift card.
  • SECOND PLACE
    • $4,000 in tools from Snap-On for each team member
    • Fast Track Automotive Technician Training Program for each team member
      • The program combines hands-on classroom instruction in conjunction with employment in a franchised new car dealership service center during a concentrated 5-week training course. 
    • One Team Instructor receives a $350 gift card.
  • THIRD PLACE
    • $4,000 in tools from Snap-On for each team member
    • Fast Track Automotive Technician Training Program for each team member
      • The program combines hands-on classroom instruction in conjunction with employment in a franchised new car dealership service center during a concentrated 5-week training course. 
    • One Team Instructor receives a $250 gift card.

Any Fast Track Automotive Technician Program Scholarships not used by the top 3 teams will be awarded to the students of the top-scoring runner-up schools in order of overall scores. The scholarship awards are generously funded by The Carroll Shelby Foundation.

For more information call 214.637.0531 or email: info@ntxad.com

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PARTICIPATING SPONSORS:


Training Program Sponsors

Workstation Providers

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