Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds America’s Best Training & Skills Challenge. For 15 years America’s Best program has offered a training and skills challenge for the technicians and inspectors in the school bus industry. In addition to hands-on training relevant to their specific area of expertise, participants have an opportunity to connect with all of the industry suppliers involved in America’s Best. In between all of the training activities, participants demonstrated their technical skills and knowledge as they rotated through written exams administered by ASE and various hands-on stations.
This year John Rundin, Mechanic from MSAD No. 15, who took first place at this year’s State of Maine Mechanics competition at Sugarloaf, competed in this national event representing Maine. John took 9th place overall during this event representing not only Maine but fellow mechanics well.
The Maine Association for Pupil Transportation and the Maine Department of Education extend their congratulations to John and the entire MSAD No. 15 transportation team. Well done John!