Mitchell 1 Announces 2015 Auto Technology Student Award Winner
July 29, 2015—Nicholas Conti from Falconer, N.Y. was announced as the recipient of the 2015 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student. The announcement was made during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Joliet, Ill.
Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics. Conti was awarded with a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for himself and a guest to attend the NACAT conference.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Nicholas Conti for his outstanding achievement and strong dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Mitchell 1. “With Nicholas’ drive and enthusiasm for making a difference in the aftermarket, we know he will one day accomplish his dreams.”
Conti recently completed two years at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, N.Y., where he earned his associate’s degree in business administration. While he was attending college, he worked part time at his family’s auto repair shop. He plans on attending Alfred State, a residential college of technology, in the automotive service technician program and is on schedule to graduate in May 2017. His career goals include owning an automotive repair business and to eventually become the owner and operator of his family’s business, Conti’s Service Center Inc.
To be eligible for the Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student scholarship, applicants must be current students, majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair course work and meet the following criteria: nominated by his/her NACAT instructor, maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA, have plans to attend (or already be enrolled in) an accredited college or university, and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.