AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship Awarded to SkillsUSA National Automotive Champions

AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship Awarded to SkillsUSA National Automotive Champions

AutoZone, Inc. has announced the second annual “AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship” winners. The $10,000 automotive industry-focused scholarship was divided among the gold, silver and bronze medal winners of the SkillsUSA National Championship, Automotive Service Technology competition recently held in Kansas City, MO.

AutoZone, Inc. has announced the second annual “AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship” winners. The $10,000 automotive industry-focused scholarship was divided among the gold, silver and bronze medal winners of the SkillsUSA National Championship, Automotive Service Technology competition recently held in Kansas City, MO.

“The AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship was created to provide an incentive to high school students seeking post-secondary educations, help build automotive career option awareness and infuse highly-qualified professionals into the workforce,” said Bill Rhodes, president and CEO of AutoZone. “One of the most effective ways to achieve those goals is to support and cultivate educational opportunities for future automotive professionals. This scholarship gives us the opportunity to make a profound and positive impact on the future of the automotive industry.”

Competitors in the Automotive Service Technology contest were given the chance to showcase their skills at eleven different test stations. Testing was based on tasks outlined by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The eleven workstations consisted of on-vehicle, simulator board and bench component testing, culminating in a comprehensive written exam.

AutoZone Future Technician Scholarship Winners
• Gold Medal – Scott Tonelli of Grafton High School in Grafton, WI.
• Silver Medal – Jack Frederick of Wichita High School North in Wichita, KS.
• Bronze Medal – Devan Fletcher of Mascenic Regional High School in New Ipswich, NH.

"We are very pleased to join with AutoZone in creating this scholarship program," said Eric Gearhart, SkillsUSA’s director of Business and Industry Partnerships. "As an Official Sponsor, AutoZone continues to demonstrate that corporate citizenship is alive and thriving. We need to revitalize technical education in this country and AutoZone is stepping up to the challenge.”

For additional information on AutoZone, visit www.autozone.com.

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