Warwick, R.I —Warwick Area Career Technical Center (WACTC) students Joel Cullen and Shelby Lavoie have won this year’s Ocean State Automotive Technology Competition, scoring full one-year tuition scholarships to New England Tech, and a set of Snap-on tools.
Cullen and Lavoie, both Automotive Technology students at WACTC, competed against eight other secondary career and technical schools. They’ll now represent Rhode Island at the National Automotive Technology Competition March 29 – 30 at the New York International Automobile Show.
The state-wide competition, hosted by New England Tech in cooperation with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, allows high school seniors to demonstrate their automotive technical skills. The contest consisted of a written test and eight stations featuring a hands-on challenge to be completed by two-person teams:
1. Scan tools
2. Engine performance
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