CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

April 27, 2010 10:16 ET

Driven to Learn: Teens Test Auto Skills/CAA North & East Ontario Hosts 15th Annual Student Auto Skills Competition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) - CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) is thrilled to be hosting the 15th Annual Student Auto Skills Competition at Algonquin College (C Building) this Thursday, April 29th, 2010, from 8:30 am to 2 pm. The goal of this competition is to increase students' awareness of rewarding careers in the automotive industry. More than 80 high school students will be participating in this event, which combines serious skills, knowledge evaluation and a healthy does of friendly competition!

"CAA North & East Ontario is proud to sponsor this fun and educational event," said Korey Kennedy, Manager of Public & Government Affairs for CAANEO. "With many schools cutting their auto-shop programs due to budgetary concerns, this competition provides an excellent learning opportunity for high school students who are considering pursuing their post-secondary studies in the automotive field."

Youth from seven Ottawa-area high schools will be attending the event (Notre Dame, Woodroffe, St Patrick's, Lester B. Pearson, St. Peter's, Mother Theresa, and St. Matthew's). In the morning, students will be tested on their theoretical knowledge of today's automotive systems with a written exam. Following that, their practical skills will be put to the test in a "Pit Stop Challenge", where teams of two students will be timed as they change tires and conduct other auto repairs. These friendly competitions culminate in an awards presentation at the end of the day. Local media is invited to attend any of these events to get a first-hand look at the impressive automotive skills of these talented young people. 

For over 100 years, the Canadian Automobile Association has provided Travel, Emergency Road Services, Insurance, and Advocacy for its Members. CAA North & East Ontario continues to be the leading membership organization by recognizing and promoting its heritage and integrity in the community, while maximizing Members' value.

Contact Information

  • CAA North & East Ontario
    Ciara Cronin
    Communications Specialist
    613-721-3252
    Cell: 613-290-3648
    ccronin@caaneo.on.ca