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MassBay Community College to Hold State High School Automotive Competition

Monday, January 23, 2017

ASHLAND, MA (January 23, 2017) — Massachusetts Bay Community College will host this year’s Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) competition for high school students. High School Junior and Senior students from across Massachusetts will compete in a written and hands-on automotive technology competition to try and land the top spot to advancing to the National Automotive Technology Competition held at New York’s International Auto Show in April.

The hands-on portion of the competition will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, and will include a diagnostic challenge that tests students’ overall auto technology knowledge. In January, 80 automotive education students from 12 Massachusetts high schools participated in the written part of the competition. The results of both the written test and the hands-on challenge will be combined and the top high school senior 2-person team will advance to the national competition to represent Massachusetts.

This automotive competition gives area high school students the opportunity to test their skill and ability in automotive technology against some of the best high school automotive students in Massachusetts. The hands-on portion of this competition is performed on a GM Cadillac SRX vehicle to test student’s expertise in diagnostics and system wide automotive knowledge and is based on what students might face as they work in a real world automotive environment. Students are competing not only to advance to the national competition in New York, but they are also are vying for scholarships and prizes.

The teams that will compete in the MSADA hands-on competition on Saturday, February 4th are;
Senior Teams:

  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Evan Mancini (Shrewsbury) and Keith Petrie (Worcester)
  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Matthew Beane (Marlborough) and Samuel Miles (Marlborough)
  • Attleboro Vocational High School – Noah Saulnier (Attleboro) and Matt Drew (Attleboro)
  • Bay Path Regional Voc Tech HS – Jacob McDonald (Southbridge) and Dylan Labelle (Oxford)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Bailey Martin (Upton) and Tyler Dencer (Sutton)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Michael Egan (Bellingham) and Allen Turner (Douglas)   
  • Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech HS – David Longee (Taunton) and Thomas Kinnealey (Bridgewater)
  • Nashoba Valley Tech HS – Benjamin Marson (Groton) and Albert Packard (Shirley)
  • Old Colony Regional Tech HS – Gabriel Piedade (Freetown) and Owen Reed (Rochester)
  • Old Colony Regional Tech HS – Noah Goulart (Lakeville) and Rachel Burns (Carver)

Junior Teams:

  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Fabio DaSilva (Marlborough) and Jeffrey Dean (Marlborough)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Jonathan Hernandez (Upton) and Jared Stanovich (Northbridge)
  • Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech HS – Shane Clark (Berkley) and Jacob Horsman (Middleboro)
  • Old Colony regional Tech HS – Lucas Ferreira (Acushnet) and Owen Furrh (Freetown)

The competition is free and open to the public, anyone interested in attending can RVSP by contact MassBay Automotive Technology Center at 781-239-3030.

WHAT:High School Automotive Competition
WHERE:MassBay Community College Automotive Technology Center
270 Eliot Street
Ashland, MA
WHEN:Saturday, February 4, 2017
TIME:9 a.m.

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MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.