It was the first time participating in the SkillsUSA Regional Auto Service competition for four of the students. They attend the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning – which partners students, educators, and industry to enhance workforce skills.
The contest saw 23 students participate from career centers in the Northern Indiana region, including. According to a press release, the students had to complete an extensive written test and showcase their sills at 10 different work stations. Those placing in the top five could go on to the state competition.
John Glenn student Jacob Boyer and LaVille student Travis Doan tied for sixth on the written test. Doan had the highest score on the Steering and Suspension work station. Each of the students was offered scholarships to a technical program in Ohio or Indianapolis.
Organizers in Starke County say students participating encouraged other students to participate.