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Auto repair students tune up skills for big competition

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jan 17, 2019
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A group of local students are tuning up their skills for a big auto repair competition that puts students in the fast lane toward a career in the auto industry.

Four students at the Wallace D. Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora are preparing for the 2019 Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association skills competition happening over the weekend.

In the competition, students will have to be prepared for any possible problem.

“The car will not start. So, the students gain points for how many problems they fix,” says Scott Sitarek, auto tech instructor for the Erie 2 BOCES Ormsby Center.

Students are selected to compete based on things like knowledge, talent and work ethic.

Sitarek says the competition almost guarantees students a job at a local dealer.

“Everybody wants to get names and contact information for these students because if we chose them, these dealers want them in their shops.”