Six IMI members are among 12 technicians who have demonstrated their skills to reach the finals of the UK's Top Technician contest, which will take place at the Automotive Trade Show, being held at the NEC on 5-7 April 2005.
Having already completed two theory tests with flying colours, the emphasis will be on practical competence as the technicians pit their skills against each other for the coveted title. Four finalists will compete on each of the three days of the show under the watchful eye of the judges.
Challenges will comprise comprehension, fault diagnosis and waveform interpretation using a Crypton oscilloscope and a dry test rig.
The six IMI member finalists are:
Clive Atthowe AMIMI
Iain Kershaw MAE MIMI
Mark Stainton MAE MIMI
Graeme Taylor MAE MIMI - 'Top Technician 2003'
John Tinham CAE AMIMI - 'Champion Bright Spark Technician of the Year 2003 and 2004'
Elliot Waters CAE MIMI
Technicians who would like to register their interest for Top Technician 2006 should visit www.toptechnician.co.uk.