Parkland Hosts Statewide Auto Tech Competition

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.