SkillsUSA Update: Collision Repair Technology Contest

The 2017 SkillsUSA Championships will take place in Louisville, KY in June. Similar to last year’s competition, this year’s contest is introducing a new demonstration element to the competition. Plastic nitrogen welding will be demonstrated at the competition and contestants will be required to demonstrate proper safety, properly clean and prepare plastic parts, and making a nitrogen plastic weld repair. In June, 2018, plastic nitrogen welding will be a scored segment of the competition.

Additionally, there are changes to the structural repair competition. Universal mechanical measuring will be replaced with Car-O-Liner’s Car-O-Tronic measuring system. The remaining two stations will remain the same.

For more information, and for a link to a plastic nitrogen welding video, see the attached PDF.