National Grand Champion

The student champions

Forsyth Tech Transportation Technology student Daniel Hanna won first place in the American Trucking Associations’ 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Student Technician Competition held in Orlando, FL in September. Greensboro-based WheelTime Network sponsored Daniel, and classmate Cody Styers, who placed sixth.

Daniel and Cody competed against students from tech schools around the country. In November, WheelTime held a ceremony honoring Daniel and Cody at the college’s Transportation Technology Center, where Daniel received prizes valued at $12,000.

“Competitions are an intense format for learning and accelerating skills needed to work in high performance, said Mike Delaney, president and CEO of WheelTime. “They also serve as a tremendous motivational tool for these students to continue excelling in their classes, and their future careers.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of Daniel and Cody, said Alan Doub, Forsyth Tech’s program coordinator for Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology. “Their high performance at the national level speaks to their talent and skill as technicians.”

Event Sponsors: WheelTime, Cornwell Tools, PEAK, MAC Tools, Eaton, Redline