Mitchell 1 expands support to state technician skills competitions

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Updated May 9, 2012

Mitchell 1 announced plans to extend support to additional individual state SuperTech skills competitions by supplying test questions and temporary access to that will measure a technician’s ability to use computer-based manuals to diagnose and fix trucks and trailers.

This year, Mitchell 1 programs will be utilized in competitions being held in Tennessee, California, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Maine and Arkansas. Mitchell 1 also conducts service information Skills testing each year at the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual SuperTech Competition held in September.

“Each year, Mitchell 1 test questions and programs are increasingly used at state competitions to measure technician skills in an environment dominated by computer information tools,” says Dave Costantino, Commercial Vehicle Group director for Mitchell 1. “Since our programs cover diagnostics and repairs for all makes, they offer a level playing field for technicians regardless of the brand of truck or trailer they are responsible for fixing.”

The skills stations as supported by Mitchell 1 test competitors on their abilities to use online repair information to diagnose and fix maintenance problems they are likely to encounter in their jobs. For 2012 State SuperTech competitions, Mitchell 1 will test competitors using their program, which the company says compiles in one place all the maintenance information necessary to fix virtually any heavy truck produced after 1990.

Mitchell 1 programs also increasingly are being included as part of truck technician vocational school curriculums to train technicians on using the most updated tools available.