Western Hosts The First Annual State Automotive Challenge Friday, March 15th


ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING –  Western Wyoming Community College’s Automotive Technology Program and Auto Skills USA Club are hosting the first annual State Automotive Challenge on Friday, March 15th from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. in automotive shops 1515 and 1516.

The competition is for high school students from Wyoming and Utah to test their knowledge and skills within automotive service, repair, and diagnosis. There will be prizes and scholarships available to the winners. Lunch will also be provided for participants.


Once signed in, students will be scheduled to move through approximately 10 stations within Western’s shop related to the automotive field. There will be guides and judges for each station. The students will also take a written test. During downtime, students will have the opportunity to tour the campus.

“High school students who are interested in the automotive field in the area and state have very few opportunities to participate in competitions; hone their skills within the field; or simply be around others who have a passion for the industry. We want to offer these students more opportunities to see all facets of this discipline and believe this is just one way we can do this at Western. This challenge will also allow them to network with others – which can be a valuable commodity later on,” said Casey Hardin, Instructor of Automotive Technology at Western.


It is free to enter, and any high school interested in competing can contact Casey Hardin and inform him of the number of students who will be in attendance. Students will register upon arrival. The Automotive Challenge will highlight the automotive field, challenge students, and familiarize students with Western’s campus, Automotive Program and facilities.

For more information about this event, please contact Casey Hardin at [email protected].