Heritage Hills, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center Come out On Top in Skills Competition at Ivy Tech Community College

Four area high school students took home scholarships, tools, and trophies today following the 2nd Annual Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Skills Competition.

Winners were:

  • Gavin Fella, first place, Heritage Hills High School
  • Alex Benton, second place, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center and Central High School
  • Ernest Volz, third place, Heritage Hills High School
  • John DeVillez, honorable mention, Heritage Hills High School

Prizes included two, $1,000 scholarships to Ivy Tech; one, $500 scholarship and tools from Snap-On, NAPA, O’Reilly’s, and Advance Auto.

The competition among selected students from area high schools with automotive programs consisted of testing through a variety of scenarios one would find in an automotive repair setting such as:  alignment issues, no start, looking up service information, confirming customer complaint and diagnostic process, investigating check engine light and live data, multi-point inspection, and a 50-question ASE style test.

Training sessions for students not participating in the skills challenge were provided by Snap-On, NAPA, and FCA Mopar Cap Fiat Chrysler Corp.

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First place winner Gavin Fella (center), of Heritage Hills receives his trophy, $1,000 scholarship, and tools. Pictured L-R:  Instructor Tim Roberts; Heritage Hills Teacher Carl Hall; Student Gavin Fella; Asst. Professor and Program Chair Chris Kaufman, and Instructor Dave Wagner.

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Heritage Hills, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center Come out On Top in Skills Competition at Ivy Tech Community College

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