POWAY, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2014) — Jonathan Hladney from Brackenridge, Pa., was recently named the 2014 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student.
Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C.’s Mitchell 1 brand made the announcement during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Greenville, S.C. Each year the automotive data and software company recognizes one U.S. or Canadian high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics. Mr. Hladney received a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for himself and a guest to attend the NACAT conference.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Jonathan Hladney for his outstanding achievement and strong dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Poway-based Mitchell 1. “With Jonathan’s drive and enthusiasm for making a difference in the aftermarket, we know he will one day accomplish his dreams.”
Mr. Hladney graduated from Highlands High School in Natrona Heights, Pa., in June 2014. While in school, he received the National Technical Honor Society award twice, was a member of SkillsUSA, and was employed as an apprentice technician at the Spitzer Toyota/Scion auto dealership in Monroeville, Pa.
In the fall he plans to attend Rosedale Technical Institute in Pittsburgh, where he is enrolled in the automotive technology program, and is expected to graduate in March 2015. His ultimate career goal, according to Mitchell 1, is to open his own automotive repair shop.
To be eligible for the Mitchell 1 scholarship, applicants must be a current student majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair course work and must meet the following criteria:
- Be nominated by his or her NACAT instructor;
- Maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA;
- Have plans to attend (or already be enrolled in) an accredited college or university; and
- Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
Mitchell 1 supplies repair information solutions to the motor vehicle industry. Its family of products includes a complete line of integrated software solutions to help auto, medium and heavy truck professionals improve productivity and profitability.
More information on the company is available on its website.
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