The 5th Annual Auto Tech Competition will be held December 6th & 7th, 2024 at Texas Motor Speedway.
40+ teams will come together to compete for scholarships and tools.

Continue to check back for more updates as the event draws near!


B.R. Johnson CTE CenterCrowley ISD
Ben Barber Innovation AcademyMansfield ISD
Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport ISD
Buinger CTE AcademyHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
Community High SchoolCommunity ISD
Dan Dipert Career Technical CenterArlington ISD
Decatur High SchoolDecatur ISD
Dubiski Career High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD
Duncanville High SchoolDuncanville ISD
Ennis High SchoolEnnis ISD
Hallsville High SchoolHallsville ISD
Keller Center for Advanced LearningKeller ISD
LaGrone AcademyDenton ISD
Longview High SchoolLongview ISD
Mabank High SchoolMabank ISD
McKinney North/ Collin Dual CreditMcKinney ISD
North Lamar High SchoolNorth Lamar ISD
Plano East High SchoolPlano ISD
Plano Senior High SchoolPlano ISD
Polytechnic High SchoolFort Worth ISD
Princeton High SchoolPrinceton 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
Trimble Technical High SchoolFort Worth ISD
W H Adamson High SchoolDallas ISD
Waxahachie High SchoolWaxahachie ISD
Weatherford High SchoolWeatherford ISD
Wichita Falls Career Education CenterWichita Falls ISD
Wilmer Hutchins High SchoolDallas 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 three students.  Two students will advance to the On-Vehicle phase of the competition on 12/7 based on the top two scoring students from each school in the Workstations phase on 12/6.  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 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 Top 8 alternate competitors for Phase I will be randomly matched to comprise a two-person team to compete in a separate Alternate competition.

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


PRIZES – To Be Announced Fall 2024


Training Program Sponsors

Workstation Providers

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