West Allis Central High School Auto Mechanics Students to Compete at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

West Allis Central High School Auto Mechanics Students to Compete at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show
Posted on 02/05/2020
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On February 28, 2020, two of West Allis Central High School’s Advanced Auto Mechanics students, Scott Rennert, and Bo Kassa, are going to be part of a competition. They received word that they qualified for the ADAMM Technicians of Tomorrow Competition at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show at the Wisconsin Center. 

The hands-on portion of the student competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. on February 28, 2020, alongside the high school student field trip that is being held at the Milwaukee Auto Show. Their classmates will be there to cheer them on, and additional spectators are welcome to come!  

Teams will be scored on both written test results as well as hands-on test stations. The culminating event is a hands on trouble shooting competition on brand new 2020 Toyota Corolla LE vehicles that will have the same “bugs” set up on them by event coordinators. Students practice their skills on these same vehicles ahead of time at local Toyota dealerships with top level Toyota technicians assisting them. There is also an online training component that Toyota provides to help them prepare. This year, our cooperating dealer is Wilde Toyota on 108th Street.

According to Career and Technical Education Teacher, Matt Kerhin, “Students qualify by having high scores on their ASE Maintenance and Light Repair tests.” ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. They are the United States premier independent credentialing body for automotive, diesel and collision technicians. 

The students will compete for a chance to win tools and a trip to the national competition at the New York Auto Show. “We will all have the opportunity to tour the Milwaukee Auto Show, hear speakers from the auto industry, and see the newest in technology the industry has to offer,” explained Kerhin.

“This year, we had every student pass the certification test. These two had the highest scores, qualifying them for the competition. Now, we’re one of six schools in Southeast Wisconsin that will be represented at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show. We haven’t qualified since 2014 so we’re all very excited!”