NSSHS Automotive Project Team Wins First Place

Houston, Texas: Recently, the North Shore Senior High School's Automotive Project Team competed at the state level and won first place in the Cylinder Head category at the SkillsUSA Championships. The Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the state. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.

Contestants are required to demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Workstations consist of on-vehicle, simulations, bench and component testing and a written test. Contestants are judged on technical competency, accuracy, quality, safety and ability to follow directions. There are thirteen skill stations including the written test.

Students receiving first place were: Juan Banda, Daniel Garcia, Sergio Gonzalez, Ricardo Lira, Daniel Perez, Adolfo Salazar and Emily Sierra (cylinder head category).

Students placing second were: Alberto Enciso (starter category), Elia Garcia (alternator category) and Guadalupe Sosa (alternator category)


Automotive Team

Pictured: Adolfo Salazar, Ricardo Lira, Alberto Enciso and Benjaman Lawrence


Automotive Team

Pictured: Daniel Garcia, Emily Sierra, Sergio Gonzalez, Daniel Perez and Juan Banda


Automotive Team

Pictured: Elia Garcia and Guadelupe Sosa





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