SBA students finish in 1st & 2nd place at Toronto Automotive Skills Competition

For the third year in a row, students from Markham’s St. Brother Andre CHS earn the top spot!

The 20th annual Toronto Automotive Skills Competition took place yesterday, February 13th at the Toronto Convention Centre. 20 schools from across the Greater Toronto Area sent teams to compete at the annual event and YCDSB is most proud to announce that two teams from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham finished in first and second place!

Congratulations to first place winners, Grade 12 students, Vince Servinis and Sam Luff. The pair will go on to represent St. Brother Andre at National Automotive Technology Competition Championship in New York City in April. Congratulations also to Alessandro Albi and Ethan Chong who finished in second place. The students will receive useful tools and prizes as part of their win, and both teams have won a car for their school’s automotive program.

“I’m extremely proud of our St. Brother Andre teams,” said Jason Rehel, Technology Studies Teacher who supervised the winning students. “This is an extremely difficult competition that requires sheer dedication, hard work and talent. Congratulations boys!”

This is the third year in a row a team from St. Brother Andre has won the Toronto Automotive Skills Competition.

The competition involves a four-hour On-car diagnostics and skills stations. The competition tests analytical skills and knowledge in electrical, suspension and brakes, engine mechanical, waveform analysis and most impressively, a virtual Engine Management Simulator. The competing students have 120 minutes to go through five working stations to repair purposefully faulty operating systems.