CDI Electronics Supports 2014 National SkillsUSA Competition

CDI Electronics participated in judging the 2014 National Leadership and Skills Conference held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO on June 23rd – 27th. 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.

CDI Electronics would like to thank Russ McCabria , a local Kansas dealer (and former CDI Ignition School student) for judging and supporting the CDI M.E.D.S. test station at the SkillsUSA event.


CDI Electronics congratulates the Marine Service Technology winners!

Marine Service Technology Jameson Gauvin
  High School  Cape Cod Tech
  Gold  Harwich, MA
Marine Service Technology Justin T Simpson
  High School  York County School of Technology
  Silver  York, PA
Marine Service Technology Jacob Larson
  High School  Eau Claire North High School
  Bronze  Eau Claire, WI
Marine Service Technology Daniel Cunningham
  College/Postsecondar  WITC- New Richmond
  Gold  New Richmond, WI
Marine Service Technology Drew White
  College/Postsecondar  Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Chattanooga
  Silver  Chattanooga, TN
Marine Service Technology Charles Rappe
  College/Postsecondar  George Stone Center
  Bronze  Pensacola, FL


Take a look at the video below to gain a better understanding of why we are so honored to support this great program!