Automotive Refinishing Technology
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
State Qualifying Event:
Skilled and Technical
Competitors demonstrate the ability to perform skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The competition includes a series of workstations to assess skills in surface preparation; spray gun operation; paint mixing, matching and applying; solving paint applications problems; determining finish defects with an understanding of causes and cures; masking; and utilizing safety precautions. Competitors also complete an interview and an ASE written exam. The overall appearance of the finished products, speed, and proper safety practices is judged.
The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.