Ohio Technical College Takes Airbrush Demonstrations, High School Contests to the Northeast Rod and Custom Nationals

Cleveland, Ohio — The Ohio Technical College "Fuel Your Future Tour" will be on display at the Northeast Rod and Custom Car Show, March 25-27, 2011 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Featuring a 75-foot tractor trailer that Ohio Technical College has customized into a mobile classroom, the Show will feature a live airbrush demonstration that tours high schools and automotive events around the country. It boasts practice paint stations that allow both high school students and the public to experience airbrushing in a unique environment.

Famed professional airbrush artist Richard Markham, who is an instructor for the leading automotive trade school’s Custom Paint and Graphics program, will give live airbrush demonstrations as he shares details of Ohio Technical College’s 12-week course that teaches airbrushing, 3-D paint effects, exotic paint, chameleon colors, flames and pinstriping. Markham’s famous custom cars including his "Ice Car" (2000 Toyota Celica) and others will also be on display for attendees to check out during the event.

Also featured at the event will be the OTC-Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge, which pits high school teams against each other as they battle to tear down and rebuild an Edelbrock Carburetor in the fastest time. Top teams will win scholarships and tools. In another skills competition at the event, OTC will host the High School Custom Paint Contest in which area schools will display a custom painted item provided ahead of time by Ohio Technical College and the top designs will win prizes for the schools and awards for the students.

In addition, students who come out to the event will have the chance to win one of 10 scholarships that will be given out by OTC to encourage high school students to consider jobs in the automotive industry. The school will have additional giveaways, prizes plus free airbrush lessons throughout the weekend.

About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. In 2009, OTC celebrated its 40th year and was named School of the Year in the 2nd annual Tomorrow’s Technician/Chicago Pneumatic competition. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit ohiotechnicalcollege.com and psi-now.com.

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