Diesel and Power Technology students compete

ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Diesel and Power Technology students competed in the FFA District Ag Power Diagnostics Career Development Event (CDE) at Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Feb. 18. The team of Trey Rush of Miami East) and Zane Brehm of Arcanum placed third in the district out of 19 participating teams.

The Ag Power Diagnostic CDE requires team members take an online exam and troubleshoot five stations with ag and industrial equipment over 30 horsepower. Each unit has two malfunctions to diagnose and repair. Procedure and safety are also scored.

According to the Ohio FFA website, “Agricultural Education CDE’s are educational activities that are organized and conducted by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education, Agricultural Education. They are designed to assess student competence in business and industry verified occupational skills, as detailed in the Agricultural and Environmental Content Standards. CDEs are a motivating force that stimulates occupational interests in and personal development of high school students enrolled in school-based agricultural education programs.”

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