St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win TADA skills competition second year in a row

Winners of the Toronto Automotive Technology Competition, David Vecchiarelli and Christopher Giuga.
By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario — February 20, 2018 — One of the events hosted at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow saw a showdown between 18 high schools in the GTA. The competition, the 19th annual Toronto Automotive Technology Competition, involved teams of students from the schools demonstrating their high-octane skills. 
Two automotive technician students from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario prevailed over the 17 other teams to win the competition for the school’s second year in a row. Christopher Giuga and David Vecchiarelli performed a number of timed technical tasks and worked on a new Volkswagen Tiguan that had been rigged with a no-start condition by automotive instructors from Centennial College.
By finishing first, the pair will represent Canada at the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City this coming April. In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip, Giuga and Vecchiarelli received tools and equipment from sponsors.
Scarborough’s Woburn Collegiate finished second, thanks to the efforts of students William Chee and Rishivaran Raveendran, while Kjanseh Mohan and Thanuraj Pathmanathan from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School earned third place. The automotive labs at all three schools will receive a donated vehicle from General Motors Canada for training purposes.
Teacher Franco Ferrari of Woburn Collegiate earned the Gerd Reisenecker Memorial Teacher of the Year Award, named for the former Centennial College professor and TADA member. The Toronto college operates Canada’s largest transportation technology training centre.
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