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Home School of Transportation Blog 2014 March 18 Centennial co-organizes the 15th annual Canadian International Auto Show

Centennial co-organizes the 15th annual Canadian International Auto Show

Two female transportation students monitors a car engine using an analysis tool

 

Centennial's School of Transportation is a leading educational service provider of automotive and mechanical technician programs. It is the trainer of choice of industry giant, Bombardier, for its aerospace industry operations. The school promotes its strength in the field by organizing the annual skills competition at the Canadian International Auto Show, with its partner, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). On its 15th year, the Toronto Automotive Technology Competition held its biggest event with participation from 22 high schools from the Greater Toronto Area on February 13, 2014.

Faculty members from Centennial deliberately caused similar malfunctions on thirteen 2014 Volkswagen Passats, which was the vehicle to be repaired for the 2014 competition. One two-student teams represented each secondary school as they diagnose and repair the vehicles within 120 minutes. Students will work on their vehicle stations and rotate every 20 minutes between these five workstations to test other automotive skills: Electrical, Steering Suspension & Brakes, Engine Mechanical, Waveform Analysis and Engine Measurement. Students applied their problem solving, teamwork, and technical skills as they undo the damage by the Centennial instructors.

Students are not expected to complete advanced work, involving fuel lines, airbag system, or the lifting of vehicles. They are appropriately trained at their high schools for the competition. Additionally, Centennial provides a mandatory training session before each annual competition to assist in specific equipment training and other competition details.

Dean of School of Transportation, Alan McClelland, rewarded the winning team from Agincourt Collegiate Institute with a trophy. Muhammad Roheemun, grade 12, and Timothy Yeung, grade 11, won the achievement and received several prizes, including $750 for each towards training at Centennial College. Winners of the Toronto Automotive Technology Competition are expected to represent Canada at the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York. Since Yeung was too young to compete in the nationals, second place winners Chelsea Dela Cruz and Paul Roach from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School will head south of the border for the competition on April 21.