Edison won first and third place in the competition, in which they will advance to the finals in the next competition on February 12. The finals will consist of Long Island competitors, which Edison students will compete against to be the representative of Greater New York at the National Auto Technology Competition. Edison’s automotive teacher Miguel Sierra says these competitions help prepare students to become more prepared as Auto Technicians.
Thomas Edison was represented by two teams from the automotive shop class at the National Automotive Technology Competition.
This nationally reignited competition was started by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association in 1993, to help gain recognition towards the automotive industry due to a shortage of qualified automotive technicians. The competition raises the standards and skills of the industry along with vocational education standards within public schools. Twenty teams competed in the competition in which they were timed and had to repair car engines, and other automotive operating systems.