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SkillsUSA Winners to Attend ASRW-NACE

Gold medalists in collision repair category of national trade skills competition will be featured guests at ASRW-NACE Awards Ceremony and Opening General Session.

Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) has announced that the winners of this year’s SkillsUSA Championships in collision repair technology and their instructors will attend the event as featured guests at the ASRW Awards Ceremony and Opening General Session.

The winners and their instructors will be recognized at the Opening General Session Thursday, Oct. 11, as well as the ASRW Awards event Friday, Oct. 12, held off-site at the National World War II Museum. Tickets for each event are $35.

"The SkillsUSA winners represent the next generation of collision repairers, and we consider it a great honor to be able to recognize their outstanding work among the industry at ASRW," said Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. "We’re thrilled to welcome the SkillsUSA gold medal winners and instructors back to the show."

The SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology Committee requires students to go through a series of workstations to assess skills in the following areas: metalwork, welding, plastic repair and structural analysis. The overall appearance of the finished product, speed and proper safety practices are judged. There is an ASE exam as well as written tests on estimating and structural analysis. The students are also interviewed by the judges. Seventy-two individuals competed in the Collision Repair Technology Contest at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City.

2012 SkillsUSA Winners:

Jason Lucius – SkillsUSA secondary gold medal winner
Carl Rusch – instructor secondary

John Stanton – SkillsUSA post-secondary gold medal winner
Danny Mays – instructor post-secondary

"With the educational programs planned and networking opportunities, ASRW allows an important forum for the collision repair community to become more involved in SkillsUSA and the lives of the industry’s future workforce," said Darrell Andrews, State Farm property claims trainer and SkillsUSA national collision repair chairman.

State Farm will sponsor the trip to ASRW for the winners and their instructors.

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