A two-student team from Hylton High School is going to compete against teams from four other schools in the first  High School Automotive Tech Challenge in Virginia Beach on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The students will compete for bragging rights, scholarship opportunities and prizes, according to a news release.

The event will also be open to the public as part of Advanced Technology Institute ’s Career Discovery Day, where guests will have a chance to see future automotive technicians compete in a real-world setting, but also take part in hands-on demonstrations with current instructors and students. The goal is to continue to educate the public about the growing trade skills gap the country is currently experiencing, while highlighting the opportunities these fields present to students with educational and career goals that may not be met at a traditional, four-year institution.

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