MCC-Longview Automotive Students Succeed at SkillsUSA

Congratulations to MCC-Longview automotive students Eric Romines and Greg Hansen for their success at the Missouri State SkillsUSA competition earlier this month at Linn State Technical College.

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Greg Hansen (L) and Eric Romines (R)

Eric and Greg placed first and third, respectively, in the automotive service technology contest. As a first place winner, Eric qualifies to compete at the national championship June 25-28 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

Eric currently works full time at Swafford Ford in Richmond, Mo. After nationals he will continue to work at the dealership as a technician. Greg works full time as a technician at Lee’ Summit Honda.

According to the SkillsUSA website, the automotive service technology contest measures the ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Workstations consist of on-vehicle, simulations, bench and component testing and a written test. Contestants are judged on technical competency, accuracy, quality, safety and ability to follow directions. There are thirteen skill stations including the written test.

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually with 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. To learn more about SkillsUSA, visit their website.