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Careerline Tech college student wins nationwide Diesel Tech competitors

HOLLAND — The latest Zeeland West graduate Adam Leeuw credits the Careerline Tech Center for encouraging him understand so a great deal by way of two several years of the Diesel/Weighty Devices Mechanics plan at CTC. 

Leeuw set that finding out to the check last month, competing in the Diesel Equipment Technologies opposition at the 2021 SkillsUSA Countrywide Leadership and Capabilities Virtual Conference. 

More than 20 learners throughout the state competed just after excelling at point out-amount competitions, but Leeuw arrived out on top, profitable the competition’s gold medal. 

“I was actually a tiny stunned,” Leeuw stated of listening to his name introduced. “I experienced gained state, but this was going up towards anyone else that received their point out. The way they examine it off, third location then second position, I considered ‘there’s no way.’ Then they mentioned my name. It’s however variety of challenging to comprehend.” 

The levels of competition consisted of nine stations including a prepared examination, a virtual position interview, push axle and brakes for semis, transmissions, hydraulics, operator natural environment, failure analysis, live engine and vehicle 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 published examination and job interview, each station expected competition to assess, diagnose and/or maintenance unique facets of vehicles and large products. 

“It was very a little bit of stuff,” Leeuw claimed. “The a person I was anxious about was the one particular with the live engine. I was a small anxious just to see what that entailed, but when I was done I felt pretty self-confident.”