Hunterdon County Polytech Vocation & Technological University seniors David Rodrigues and Joseph Valko received fourth position at the Common Technological Institute (UTI) Best Tech Challenge, held very last thirty day period at the Institute’s Bloomfield Campus. They entered the party self-confident they could get what they have realized in Polytech’s Automotive Technologies method and use these techniques in competitiveness.
Rodrigues is enrolled in Automotive Technology I, and Joseph in Automotive Technological innovation II. Because of to scheduling conflicts, nevertheless, the group did not completely educate for the Major Tech Challenge with instructor Christopher Scheuerman, according to the college.
Rodrigues suggests even without the total teaching, he felt ready due to the fact of the centered, fingers-on finding out he encounters in his Polytech classroom.
“We’ve figured out a lot of factors at Polytech,” he explained. “I would not have identified the stations at the levels of competition if I did not master it right here very first. My favored element of Polytech is the store days and currently being ready to function on the automobiles…and being equipped to study pretty substantially all the things about a auto.”
Rodrigues and Valko competed alongside one another in opposition to 31 other groups to execute hands-on responsibilities in 5 stations screening their know-how and complex expertise with the motor, brakes, instrument and component identification, electrical and scan instrument. They also took a 50-dilemma quiz.
Their win arrived with a Snap On roll cart toolbox and 25% scholarships to the Universal Specialized Institute.
Rodrigues is fully commited to UTI and will examine in the automotive application. As a Polytech university student, he will receive an further 10% scholarship to pursue this next phase of education and learning and instruction. His intention is to retain substantial grades to grow to be suitable for the Institute’s Porsche system. Despite the fact that he at present functions at Rossi Chevrolet, his target is to ultimately operate for Porsche.
Valko also designs to show up at UTI and learn extra in the Car & Diesel program. He at the moment performs at Ditschman/Flemington Ford as an categorical technician undertaking automotive routine maintenance, oil variations, multi-stage inspections, tires and simple repairs and recalls. His position at the dealership is a Structured Studying Working experience by means of Polytech, which enables him to operate when attending large university to increase the palms-on mastering he gets in his industry of fascination.
Scheuerman claims Rodrigues and Valko are in the prime 5% in