Elk Grove , CA – July 16, 2007 – ALLDATA LLC provided resources and judging for the 2007 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology National Championships. The competition was held on June 25-29 in Kansas City.
ALLDATA provides manufacturers’ service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. This is the eighth year that the company has been involved with the regional, state or national SkillsUSA competitions.
As an official sponsor of the SkillsUSA organization, ALLDATA sends representatives to judge the annual automotive competitions at the California regional and state levels, then again at the National finals. ALLDATA also provides the Electronic Service Information test station.
“Our involvement with the SkillsUSA organization at the regional, state and national levels gives ALLDATA an unparalleled opportunity to invest in the future of the automotive industry,” states Rich Diegle, ALLDATA product manager and SkillsUSA automotive committee member. “The enthusiasm and dedication displayed by the students, their instructors and the SkillsUSA organization is truly inspirational. I’m extremely happy to be a participant.”
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization of students, teachers and industry representatives serving more than 3,600 technical and high schools and two-year colleges. Through education and standardization programs, SkillsUSA seeks to provide qualified workers for America ’s trade, technical and skilled service occupations. At this year’s national championships, more than 5,000 students competed in 87 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.