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SCC Automotive Technology Program Earns Top 20 National Ranking

The Automotive Technology program on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus is ranked among the top 20 schools nationwide.

WIX® Filters and O’Reilly Auto Parts, partners with Tomorrow’s Tech magazine as title sponsors for the 2013 School of the Year competition, recently announced the top 20 schools from nearly 160 entrants across the U.S.

The winning school will receive $2,500 in prizes and a trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas Nov. 5-7.

“We’re delighted to have industry recognition of our Automotive Technology program at SCC,” said Glen Williams, dean of SCC’s Transportation and Manufacturing Division.

Williams added that the same curriculum and content also is used in the Automotive Technology program on the Lincoln Campus.

Four regions of five schools each comprise the top 20. SCC-Milford is in Region 3.

“This year’s nominations are a reminder that technical schools across the U.S. continue to embrace automotive training as part of their curriculum,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX Filters. “These skills are critical to auto technicians being trained in new technologies required to service today’s high-tech, complex vehicle systems.”

This year marks the sixth year of the national contest to find and name the best technician training school in the country. The program is open to all high schools or post-secondary schools that have a subscription to Tomorrow’s Tech magazine.

The top 20 schools have been asked to submit a video highlighting their tech programs. Judges will review the video entries and select four finalists. The winner will be selected from the four finalists and announced in October.

The winning school will receive a visit by Tomorrow’s Tech staff and program sponsors; $2,500 WIX Filters donation to the school’s program; O’Reilly and WIX Filters gear (hats, backpacks, key chains, shop banners and T-shirts, product samples); and an appearance by either the WIX or O’Reilly Auto Parts mobile marketing unit. In addition, the winning school’s instructor and guest will travel to Las Vegas and attend a Babcox Media recognition dinner at AAPEX in November.

Each school that is nominated will receive national recognition on Tomorrow’s Tech’s website, as well as through social media outlets. Schools that are selected to the Final Four receive a professional automotive tool set and a $250 gift card from O’Reilly Auto Parts.

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