Skills Challenge Changes

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New for this year's Skills Challenge

Invite your VIPs!

This year’s event features a dedicated VIP Lounge that is catered by the MPC Hospitality Department.  The lounge will provide a good opportunity for school administrators to connect with their colleagues from other high schools. 

Team Scoring:

The High School with the highest cumulative score wins the six foot tall traveling trophy. 

Scores are tabulated as follows:

  • Competing team scores are added together

  • VIP points are added for an parent, school administrator, counselor or superintendent that attends.Actual point totals will be adjusted for mileage.For this year, VIPs must attend the “Careers in Automotive Technology Panel” in order to get the points.

  • New for this year!“Bonus Exam”. The bonus exam is an exam that any school representative can take (student, parent, instructor, counselor, principal, etc..) The exam is a multiple choice exam that is based on three technical presentations that will be offered over the course of the morning.Bonus points added (2 points each) for any test score above 70% on the exam.

Technical Presentations:

This year, during each of the main rotations, several senior MPC Automotive Technology students will be providing technical presentations on various automotive topics.  There are three in total that start and end with the main rotations.  The bonus exam (mentioned above) will occur during Rotation #3.

Automotive Career Opportunities Panel:

In the past, this event was intended for parents and high school administrators and it occurred at the same time as the Head-to-Head Challenges.  This year, it occurs before lunch and all are invited to attend. 

Earlier Kickoff:

We’ve packed a lot extra into this year’s Skills Challenge.  To pack it all in, we’ve had to make a few schedule adjustments.  Most importantly, kickoff happens 20 minutes earlier than past years.   Click here to view the schedule