Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, was recently named the “2013 Technical School of the Year” by Tomorrow’s Tech magazine and Wix Filters.
According to Justin Morgan, chairman of the automotive technology program at Sinclair Community College, he receives countless phone calls everyday from interested dealers and manufacturers searching for top-notch technicians.
As the 2013 School of the Year, Sinclair Community College’s automotive program received $2,500 from Wix Filters; professional automotive tool set and $250 from O’Reilly Auto Parts; and O’Reilly and Wix Filters merchandise. In addition, the school’s instructor will attend a Babcox Media recognition dinner at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in November.
In its sixth year, the School of the Year program is a way to recognize the best technician training school in the county. Wix and O’Reilly Auto Parts are title sponsors of the national award in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Tech, a Babcox Media publication dedicated to automotive students.
The School of the Year program is open to all high schools or post-secondary schools that have a subscription to Tomorrow’s Tech. Of the 158 entries for the 2013 contest, 60 were from different high schools, technical schools and colleges.
This year’s three runners-up are Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, Choctaw, Okla.; Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa; and Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Each runner-up will receive a professional automotive tool set and $250 gift card from O’Reilly Auto Parts.