WIX Filters, in conjunction with O’Reilly Auto Parts and Tomorrow’s Technician magazine, has announced the top four finalists for the 2017 School of the Year competition.
The top four finalists are: Suffolk County Community College in Seldon, N.Y.; Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Elizabethtown, Ky.; Southeast Community College, Milford, Neb.; and Hunter High School, West Valley City, Utah.
Finalists have been selected from a entry pool of 370 nominations across 86 schools in the U.S. The winning school will be selected from the four finalists with a surprise ceremony in October and a formal announcement during AAPEX on Oct. 30.
The winning school will receive: A visit by Tomorrow’s Technician staff and program sponsors; $2,500 WIX Filters donation to the school’s program; O’Reilly and WIX Filters gear; an appearance by either the WIX or O’Reilly Auto Parts marketing unit; travel for the class instructor and a guest to Las Vegas to attend Babcox Media’s “Night of Excellence” recognition dinner at AAPEX.
“Tomorrow’sTechnician is proud to partner with O’Reilly Auto Parts and WIX Filters for the 12th year and each year both partners demonstrate growing support to recognize the best technical training schools in the U.S.,” said Carley Hull, editor of Tomorrow’s Technician. “We are continually impressed by the quality of preparation these schools are providing.”
All four finalists will receive a professional automotive tool set and a $250 gift card from O’Reilly Auto Parts. Each nominated school will receive national recognition in Tomorrow’s Tech print and online editions, as well as through social media channels.