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National
Automotive
Technology Competition

 

“THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL” 

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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 suppliers, 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.

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:

The National Automotive Technology Competition takes place over the course of two days.

Day 1: Workstation challenge

Contestants are tested on their knowledge of tools, measuring instruments, specific vehicle components, and job interview skills. The Workstation Challenge will account for 60% of the total team score. 

Day 2: On-Car Challenge 

Each two-person student team has an allotted amount of time in which to diagnose and repair a number of preassigned problems under a car's hood. Each correctly repaired bug is worth a set number of points depending on the level of difficulty. The On-Car Challenge will account for 40% of the total team score.

To prepare for the competition, students train with their high school instructors as well as with certified technicians at local franchised automobile dealerships. 

ELIGIBILITY

Team members must be high school seniors, eligible to graduate in June of the contest year; they cannot have reached their 19th birthday by January of the contest year. (Proof of age and photo I.D. must be presented upon request.)

Students who participated in a previous National Automotive Technology Competition are ineligible to compete in the Competition.

Every team in the National Automotive Technology Competition must be sponsored by an NADA recognized Franchised New Car Dealer Association. An Association can sponsor only one team per year.

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PRIZES

Every year at the National Automotive Technology Competition, more than $3 million in prizes and scholarships are awarded to participating students and schools thanks to the generous support of almost every major automaker, industry suppliers, local dealerships, and dealer associations.

Prizes include full and partial scholarships to many of the nation's top post-secondary educational programs, as well as tools, training equipment, and donation vehicles (used for classroom training).

AUTOMOTIVE CAREER & EDUCATION FAIR

April 18 – 19, 2017
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Jacob Javits Center • 1E Hall

The Automotive Career and Education Fair brings carmakers, suppliers, and advanced automotive training programs together so candidates can learn about careers in the automotive industry.

Automotive Career and Education Fair is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet and converse with automotive industry representatives in person
  • Learn about new job opportunities within the industry
  • Gather information about potential automotive career/education possibilities
  • Enjoy some free giveaways and celebrity autograph signings

Download the Career Fair Ticket Order Form

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2017 Career Fair Exhibitors

Automotive Training Center - Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) - Bronx Community College - Columbia Greene Community College - ConsuLab Training Aids - Electude USA - Follow-A-Dream - General Motors – ASEP- Lincoln Technical Institute - Megatech Corporation - National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) - New England Institute of Technology - New York Automotive & Diesel Institute - New York City Department of Education - Ohio Technical College - Permatex - Snap-on Tools - Suffolk County Community College - Toyota T-TEN - SGS Automotive - Subaru-U - TCI College - United States Environmental Protection Agency

2017 PARTICIPATING MANUFACTURERS:

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2017 INDUSTRY SPONSORS

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Automotive Training Center - Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) - Bronx Community College - Chrysler CAP - Columbia Greene Community College - ConsuLab Training Aids - Dunn Tire LLC - Electude USA LLC - Ferris State University - Follow-A-Dream - General Motors – ASEP - Goodheart-Willcox Publisher - Homestyle Caterers & Food Service - Hunter Engineering Company - Lincoln Technical Institute - Mechanix Wear - Megatech Corporation - Melior / Today’s Class - Miller Welders - Motor Age Training - National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) - New England Institute of Technology - New York Automotive & Diesel Institute - New York City Department of Education - Ohio Technical College and the PowerSport Institute - Permatex - Rockland Community College - S/P2 - Snap-on Tools - Subaru U - Suffolk County Community College - Tennaco, Inc. - Test Products International - Think Fast, Inc. - Toyota T-TEN Program - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - United Federation of Teachers – UFT - United States Department of Labor - University of Northwestern Ohio - Westchester Community College

Snap-on is the Official Tool Sponsor of the National Automotive Technology Competition. 

Snap-on is the Official Tool Sponsor of the National Automotive Technology Competition.