Two students from North Central Kansas Technical College- Automotive Technology Program, returned home from the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas on March 6th. Ethan Werth and Alyssa Davis from the Hays campus, were awarded scholarships and given unique training opportunities. VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides attendees opportunities to expand their knowledge and gain new skills, all while networking with leading industry professionals. VISION KC offers more than 100 cutting-edge management, technical, educator, and heavy-duty training courses.

Ethan Werth, from Hays, Kansas, received the Harvey Chan Scholarship which includes a Power-Pass that included 4 days of training, 4 nights at the Sheraton, a pass to comedy night and award dinner. A total monetary value of $1650. The Harvey Chan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 to commemorate the life of Harvey Chan and to continue his legacy. Mr. Chan was well respected in the automotive industry and seen by many as a leader who not only had an eye for precise detail, but truly was a life-long learner. The scholarship has synergy with Harvey’s passion to bring education to America’s youth in the industry. Ethan will graduate in May 2022 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree and has been hired by I-70 Truck & Repair in Hays, Kansas.

Alyssa Davis, from Hays, Kansas, received a scholarship from Technicians of Tomorrow Education Foundation with the help of donors from Mid-West Auto Care Alliance. MWACA is proud to support students pursuing a career in the automotive service industry. With the help of MWACA TTEF donors, MWACA has awarded at least four $1,000 scholarships each year to assist students with tuition and expenses. Scholarship recipients not only receive $1,000 in scholarship funds, they are also awarded a weekend training pass to the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo event. During VISION’s Saturday evening Awards Dinner, scholarship recipients and their instructors are were recognized on stage for their accomplishments. Alyssa will graduate in May 2022 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree and has been hired by TJ’s Restoration and Repair in Hays, Kansas.