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2013 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology Champions Announced

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July 1, 2013—The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in automotive service technology were announced June 28 at the awards ceremony of the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The top-three high school winners were Scott Sechler from Leesport, Pa., Konnor Davis from Albuquerque, N.M., and Zoltan Shapiro from San Luis Obispo, Calif. The top-three college/postsecondary winners were Isaac Considine from Madison, Wis., Michael Mullen from San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Christopher S. Sims from Littleton, Colo.

In the automotive service technology contest, contestants demonstrated their ability to perform jobs and skills based on 13 workstations consisting of on-vehicle, simulations, bench and component testing and a written test. They are judged on technical competency, accuracy, quality, safety and ability to follow directions.

Over 5,900 career and technical education students participated in the hands-on competition in 98 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

SkillsUSA is a national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education, and it sponsors the championships annually to recognize the achievements of students and encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their occupations.

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