The Automotive Technology program
on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus is ranked among the top 20
WIX® Filters and O’Reilly Auto Parts,
partners with Tomorrow’s Tech magazine as title sponsors for the 2013 School of
the Year competition, recently announced the top 20 schools from nearly 160
entrants across the U.S.
The winning school will receive $2,500 in
prizes and a trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas Nov.
“We’re delighted to have industry recognition
of our Automotive Technology program at SCC,” said Glen Williams, dean of SCC’s
Transportation and Manufacturing Division.
Williams added that the same curriculum and
content also is used in the Automotive Technology program on the Lincoln
Four regions of five schools each comprise
the top 20. SCC-Milford is in Region 3.
“This year’s nominations are a
reminder that technical schools across the U.S. continue to embrace automotive
training as part of their curriculum,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX
Filters. “These skills are critical to auto technicians being trained in new
technologies required to service today’s high-tech, complex vehicle systems.”
This year marks the sixth year of
the national contest to find and name the best technician training school in
the country. The program is open to all high schools or post-secondary schools
that have a subscription to Tomorrow’s Tech magazine.
The top 20 schools have been asked
to submit a video highlighting their tech programs. Judges will review
the video entries and select four finalists. The winner will be selected from
the four finalists and announced in October.
The winning school will receive a
visit by Tomorrow’s
Tech staff and program sponsors; $2,500 WIX Filters donation to the
school’s program; O’Reilly and WIX Filters gear (hats, backpacks, key chains,
shop banners and T-shirts, product samples); and an appearance by either the
WIX or O’Reilly Auto Parts mobile marketing unit. In addition, the winning
school’s instructor and guest will travel to Las Vegas and attend a Babcox
Media recognition dinner at AAPEX in November.
Each school that is nominated will
receive national recognition on Tomorrow’s Tech’s website, as well as through social media
outlets. Schools that are selected to the Final Four receive a professional
automotive tool set and a $250 gift card from O’Reilly Auto Parts.