Automotive News

Schmalzried Demonstrates Hybrid CarCRESTON—When Creston Automotive recently loaned Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) automotive programs a hybrid vehicle for classroom-demonstration purposes, SWCC automotive students had opportunities to see first-hand how the automotive industry is changing as the demand for environmentally-friendly vehicles increases. 


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Automotive Group PhotoCRESTON —Two teams of students from SWCC's Tech Prep/Career Academy automotive program placed fourth and seventh respectively in an Iowa high school automotive hands-on skills contest held December 16, 2009, at DMACC in Ankeny.

A team made up of SWCC students Alex Harlan, a junior at Nodaway Valley High School, and Logan Jenkins, a senior at Corning High School, placed fourth in the competition.  Steven Page, a senior at Orient-Macksburg, and Johnny Mordock, a senior at Creston, competed on the team earning seventh place honors.

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Automotive Contest WinnersCRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students David Downey of Afton and William Frey of Creston placed third overall in the 2009 Iowa Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills-National Quality Care Challenge held in Ankeny earlier this month.  This competition helps recognize some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

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Southwestern Announces Welding Contest Winners

Welding Contest WinnersCRESTON—Students from seven high schools were on Southwestern Community College’s campus Friday, March 27, 2009, to compete in the college’s 2009 High School Collision/Welding Contest.  Justin Willcox, a junior from Clarke High School in Osceola placed first in the individual welding contest.  Second place went to Ryan Gibson, a junior from Creston and third place was awarded to Brandon Hildreth, a sophomore from Clarke.

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