High school students to compete in NFADA AutoTech competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and the SUNY Erie Community College Vehicle Technology Training Center will host the 2022 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, May 21.The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and the SUNY Erie Community College Vehicle Technology Training Center will host the 2022 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, May 21.
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The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and the SUNY Erie Community College Vehicle Technology Training Center will host the 2022 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, May 21, at the SUNY Erie Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park. It will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 1:15 p.m.

The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. Ford Motor Company is the vehicle sponsor for the event. In a separate event, high school juniors will compete against a stopwatch in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires. Scholarships and prizes totaling over $50,000 will be awarded to competition participants. 

Competitors in the 2022 senior competition represent the following career and technical high schools from the Western New York area: Burgard High School, Genesee Valley BOCES and Niagara Career & Technical Center.

Schools participating in the junior competition include Burgard High School, Genesee Valley BOCES, Hewes Educational Center, Niagara Career & Technical Center, O/N BOCES Sanborn and Potter Career & Tech Center.

The NFADA is a trade association with new vehicle dealership members from across Western and Central New York. The association provides products and services to its members including insurance products, safety and health programs, along with compliance products to help members save time and money. For more information, please visit nfada.com.

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