Winners of GPADA/CCAC automotive competition go on to national contests. Students awarded scholarships, will attend CCAC

GPADA-CCAC winners at National Automotive Competition
 
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PITTSBURGH—Two high school students representing the Community College of Allegheny County and the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association finished 16th out of 30 teams from across the country at the National Automotive Technology Competition held recently in New York City. Stone Lewandowski and Logan Holmes, both of Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, won a spot in the national contest after finishing in first place at the GPADA/CCAC Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition.

Each student received a $2,500 scholarship from the GPADA and a $1,000 scholarship from the CCAC Educational Foundation for winning the local competition, held at CCAC’s West Hills Center earlier this year. Both students plan on attending the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) at CCAC in the fall.

Lewandowski was also awarded $5,000 from the Pennsylvania Automobile Association for placing first in the Automotive Technology contest at the SkillsUSA state competition this month in Hershey, Pa. He will go on to compete in the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.

CCAC’s Manufacturer Automotive Technology Program prepares students to service and repair today’s high-tech automobiles. While completing this two-year program, students attend classes for 10 weeks and then work in a co-op environment for 10 to 12 weeks for five consecutive semesters. Students become trained in the latest automotive service technologies and methods, including emerging green technologies, as they learn on dealer exclusive equipment supplied by the manufacturers.

For more information about CCAC’s Automotive Technology programs, contact 412.788.7500 or trades@ccac.edu.

Photo: Stone Lewandowski (second from left) and Logan Holmes of Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center at the National Automotive Technology Competition, along with Brian Pegg (at left), automotive instructor at CWCTC, and Karl Watson Jr., Mopar Career Automotive Program coordinator at CCAC.

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>About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.

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