NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - PowerSport Institute and Matco Tools worked together to launch a Student of the Year program, which will reward one exceptional student extra bragging rights as well as a Matco Master Kit valued at $15,000.
The program is available to all PSI graduating students. During 2013 students will earn one entry for each of the following:
- Each full month the student maintains perfect attendance during his or her program
- Each student who is nominated as student of the month
- Each quarter the student earns honor roll
At the end of the year, 10 finalists will be chosen at random from the entries received throughout the year. Those finalists must be in good standing with PSI and will be required to write an essay explaining how their training at PSI and these tools will impact their career in the powersports industry.
In January 2014, the PSI Student of the Year will be chosen based on the student’s grade, attendance record and essay.
Students do not need to be present to win. If they graduate before the end of the year and earned entries during that year, they could still be one of the 10 finalists. In those cases, the students will be notified by PSI and given the opportunity to submit an essay by the deadline. And if a former student is selected as the winner, PSI will assist with the expense of returning to PSI to claim the Student of the Year Award.
If the winner has not yet graduated, the toolbox and tools must remain on campus until the student’s graduation (he or she may choose to use them in class). Failure to graduate from PSI will result in the forfeiture of the award and toolbox, which will be presented to the runner-up.
PSI is a branch campus of Ohio Technical College. The school offers an 18-month PowerSport Technician Training Program, a 12-month PowerSport Specialist Program, an American V-twin Program, and an associate degree in PowerSport Technology. All of the school’s 12-month-or-longer programs are eligible for federal financial aid.
Posted by Arlo Redwine