Automotive Program Hosts Area High School Kids for SkillsUSA Competition


Shoreline’s Automotive Program was thrilled to host 40 area high school students on Friday, Jan. 30 as they demonstrated their automotive know-how during a competition put on by SkillsUSA. The students competed in two categories: auto service and auto maintenance.

The event was part of SkillsUSA’s Regional Technical Skills Contests that run from Jan. 2 through Feb. 28. As part of the variety of contests, students compete at area institutions in subjects ranging from 3-D Visualization and Animation to cabinetmaking.

The top three placers from Friday’s event are now qualified for the State Skills Contest in April.

The competition brought some great exposure to Shoreline’s top-notch Automotive program, with students from Bothell, Meadowdale, Bellevue, Tahoma and Cascade high schools all competing in the four-hour event, which included a written test as well as hands-on skills evaluations.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves high school and college students preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.