VBCPS Fleet Technician places third in national competition

Don Ertel, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) fleet technician, was awarded second runner-up at the America’s Best Training & Skills Competition Nov. 4-8 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Held in conjunction with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, the America’s Best competition attracts technicians and inspectors from the nation’s school bus industry. Technicians and inspectors were tested in separate categories and had to complete a written exam and hands-on challenge. Technicians were tested in repairs, tool usage, electronics and efficiency.

Ertel has been employed at the division’s School Bus Garage since 2011.

 

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