Ivy Tech hosts automotive skills competition | Local News

Ivy Tech Group College in Terre Haute welcomed additional than 170 significant college pupils Thursday to compete in an automotive expertise competition and to study about substantial-desire professions in the automotive technology industry.

Pupils participated from Northview Higher School, Twin Rivers Vocation and Technical Education and learning Spot, Sullivan Higher School, Wabash River Occupation and Technical Education Heart, Terre Haute North High University, North Central Superior School, Terre Haute South Superior School, Tri-County, and Region 30 Career Center.

The day involved arms-on techniques checks and a published take a look at for 16 learners collaborating in the contest, when practically 160 other pupils rotated by breakout periods learning about the most recent know-how in the market and what a regular day for an automotive technician involves.

Visitor speaker Steve Adams of Napa Auto Parts shared that desire for proficient, credentialed employees is higher as automotive is one particular of the greatest industries. Other industry companions participating in the function bundled QuadCo Napa (Terre Haute’s Napa Keep), Napa (nationwide office environment), CRC Industries, West Aspect Tractor—John Deere, Adam’s Garage, Finzel’s Mastertech, Sir Thomas Automotive Repair, SmartWasher, Grizzly Industrial Resources, Z-Tech, Edge Auto, Toyota of Terre Haute and Thompson’s Honda.

The 2022 Ivy Tech Automotive Abilities Contest winners were:

Senior winners

• First Location: Gage Youngblood, a senior at Northview Higher Faculty

• Next Put: Ethan Hooper, a senior at North Central High University.

Junior winners

• First put: Joel Mobley, a junior from Area 30 Job Heart

• 2nd place: Blake Property, a junior from Twin Rivers Job and Specialized Instruction Area.

Next-spot winners gained a set of equipment. 1st-area winners obtained a established of resources and a four-drawer mechanic’s cart. In addition, the Ivy Tech Foundation awarded a $1,000 Ivy Tech Scholarship to Gage Youngblood, the high school senior finishing in 1st area in the abilities competition.

— This product was supplied to the Tribune-Star by Ivy Tech Neighborhood School Terre Haute.