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ASHLAND, Mass. (April 2, 2019) – MassBay’s Automotive Technology faculty will host the top high school students from Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to train for the National Automotive Technology Competition held at New York’s International Auto Show on April 23rd and 24th. The two teams, which are both comprised of two high school seniors, are from Blackstone Valley Technical High School in Upton, MA and Coventry Regional Career & Technical Center at Coventry High School in Coventry, RI. The students will represent their respective states and compete against teams from across the United States. The winning teams at the International Auto Show will receive prizes and scholarships.
Blackstone Valley Tech students Nick Uhlman and Aidan Luetkemeyer, both of Upton, MA and >strong>Coventry Career Center students Sean Lambert and Romulus Sena, both of Coventry, RI will participate in classroom instruction, as well as advanced hands-on lab work at MassBay to prepare for the competition. The Blackstone Valley Tech team was selected as the Massachusetts team and the Coventry Career Center was selected as the Rhode Island team as two of the top teams to advance to New York, for their written and hands-on automotive technology knowledge.
“MassBay’s Automotive Technology Division is a committed partner in connecting students with opportunities,” said MassBay Automotive Technology Dean, Robert Lilley. “These types of automotive competitions give 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 the country, and we’re proud to help them prepare. Our faculty is putting together hands-on lab stations to make sure these high school students are ready for whatever challenge they face in New York.”
MassBay’s Automotive Technology Division is the premier automotive training center in the New England region offering programs sponsored by four major automotive brands; BMW, Toyota/Lexus, General Motors, and Chrysler Fiat Automobiles (JEEP/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram). All programs provide students with in-depth, product-specific automotive technology training. Students train on the newest cars using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The program has a hands-on paid co-op component, enabling students to learn in a professional setting while earning money and college credit simultaneously. MassBay’s automotive programs have a 99% placement rate of graduates into full-time jobs.