Automotive Program at the East Prov. Career and Tech
On January 26th, the annual Ocean State Automotive Contest, hosted by New England of Technology in cooperation with the RI Automobile Dealers Association, provides an opportunity for high school seniors to demonstrate their automotive technical abilities.
Students must work at various stations to complete assigned tasks or to troubleshoot technical “bugs” that have been planted in the vehicles. Teams of two high school seniors from various Rhode Island career and technical centers had fifteen minutes to complete each station. The workstations include braking systems, steering and suspension systems, electrical and electronics systems, information systems, engine repair, parts identification and engine performance. Students also had to take part in a written exam in which the score was added to the final team score.
Ethan Lopes and Alexander Dauphniee placed 2nd. Dylan DeSousa and Anthony Martins placed 4th place. 2nd place contestants were given scholarships to New England Institute of Technology and tools from Snap-on tools.