Careerline Tech university student wins countrywide Diesel Tech opposition

HOLLAND — Current Zeeland West graduate Adam Leeuw credits the Careerline Tech Centre for encouraging

HOLLAND — Current Zeeland West graduate Adam Leeuw credits the Careerline Tech Centre for encouraging him understand so a great deal by two decades of the Diesel/Large Products Mechanics program at CTC. 

Leeuw set that mastering to the take a look at previous thirty day period, competing in the Diesel Products Know-how competition at the 2021 SkillsUSA Nationwide Leadership and Skills Virtual Convention. 

Additional than 20 pupils throughout the region competed after excelling at point out-amount competitions, but Leeuw arrived out on major, winning the competition’s gold medal. 

“I was truthfully a little amazed,” Leeuw claimed of hearing his title announced. “I had gained point out, but this was going up against all people else that gained their point out. The way they read through it off, third area then 2nd area, I thought ‘there’s no way.’ Then they reported my name. It is however sort of difficult to understand.” 

The competitors consisted of nine stations like a penned check, a digital occupation job interview, push axle and brakes for semis, transmissions, hydraulics, operator ecosystem, failure examination, live engine and auto inspection.

Adam Leeuw was part of the Diesel/Heavy Equipment Mechanics program at the Careerline Tech Center this year. The class worked to repair the truck of a fellow student earlier this year.

Other than the created exam and interview, just about every station required competitors to examine, diagnose and/or mend distinctive features of vans and weighty machines. 

“It was pretty a bit of things,” Leeuw reported. “The one particular I was anxious about was the a person with the dwell engine. I was a little nervous just to see what that entailed, but when I was carried out I felt fairly self-assured.”