Parkland Hosts Statewide Auto Tech Competition

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Beth Mosher
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May 07, 2013
Illinois’ Best High School Auto Tech Students Compete in Auto Skills Competition at Parkland’s new Applied Technology Center


Ford, AAA and Parkland College’s new Applied Technology Center partner to host statewide event

WHAT:          Twenty juniors and seniors representing 10 high schools across Illinois will meet in Champaign, Ill. at Parkland’s new Applied Technology Center to face-off in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. The students will race against the clock to correctly identify and repair intentionally installed ‘bugs’ in identical Ford vehicles. After properly diagnosing and repairing the vehicle, teammates must drive their Ford across the finish line, where their accuracy and workmanship will be judged. In addition to winning scholarships and prizes, the winning team will represent Illinois at the National Finals in June at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. There, they will compete against students from the other 49 states for the national title.
WHEN:          May 10th, 2013 (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
WHERE:       Parkland College’s new Applied Technology Center
                        2400 W. Bradley Avenue
                        Champaign, Ill.
                        Building ‘T”
WHO:             Illinois’ top automotive technology students from 10 high schools across the state
VISUALS:     Parkland’s newly-renovated Applied Technology Center will serve as the perfect backdrop to 20 auto tech students go under the hood to fix and de-bug Ford vehicles lined side-by-side. 

AAA Chicago is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada. Its mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

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