The 4th Annual Auto Tech Competition will be held December 1st & 2nd, 2023 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 professional industry tools in order to continue their career path journey.


B.R. Johnson CTE Center
Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced
Ben Barber Innovation Academy
Bridgeport High School
Buinger CTE Academy
Burleson High School
Collin Dual Credit High School TBA
Community High School
Creekview High School
Dan Dipert Career Technical Center
Decatur High School
Dubiski Career High School
Duncanville High School
Hallsville High School
Hollenstein Career & Technology Center
Keller Center for Advanced Learning
LaGrone Academy (Denton ISD)
Longview High School
Mabank High School
North Lamar High School
North Side High School
Plano East High School
Plano Senior High School
Poly Tech High School
Princeton High School
Prosper High School
Ratteree Career Development Center
Red Oak High School
Richardson High School
Skyline High School
South Garland High School
Sulphur Springs High School
Technology, Exploration and Career Center East
Trimble Technical High School
Vanguard High School
W H Adamson High School
Waxahachie High School
Weatherford High School
Wichita Falls Career Education Center
Wilmer-Hutchins High School

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 three students.  Two students will advance to the On-Vehicle phase of the competition on 12/2 based on the top two scoring students from each school in the Workstations phase on 12/1.  Teams are paired with NTXAD new-car franchised dealerships to act as mentors and help train them leading up to 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 the Workstations.

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.

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

2022 First Place Team: LaGrone Academy (L to R): George Arrants – ASE, Carter Smith, Jakob Holzer, Doug Adcock- Instructor, C. Brent Franks – North Texas Automobile Dealers, Zach Dowdy.


Prize information coming Fall 2023

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