CDI Electronics participated in judging the 2013 National Leadership and Skills Conference held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO on June 24th – 28th. The competition, which included 27 high school and post-secondary students, challenged the participants in skills such as mechanical measuring, diagnostic troubleshooting, and testing of engine components. In addition, participants were tested on skill sets such as job interviewing, written communication, and shop safety procedures.
“We are proud to participate in the National SkillsUSA competition”, says Thomas “TJ” James. “We see the value in supporting the educational facilities as they introduce new marine industry professionals to our market”.
CDI Electronics manned two diagnostic work stations during the competition: one enabled students to diagnose an engine using CDI’s Marine Engine Diagnostic Software, M.E.D.S., and the other was an ignition test station for recording various electrical measurements.
David McGowan, CDI Electronics Technical Support Specialist and judge said, “I am honored to be a part of the SkillsUSA program. Any program that promotes the proper way to be successful in the business world today, is a very prominent program. The contestants that participate in these competitions will go on to be successful at what they do because of this program.”
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job-skill training in the lab and classroom and promote community service.
CDI Electronics congratulates the Marine Service Technology winners!
Gold – Bryce Tocci
Silver – Zack Hornberger
Bronze – Jesus Pinon
College / Post Secondary
Gold – Jonathan Anderson
Silver – Miguel Sanchez
Bronze – Justin Sherrill