America's Best Training & Skills Challenge

Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds the America's Best Training & Skills Challenge, and in 2014 we're enhancing our program for participants. This year's Competition will function jointly with NAPT's 40th Annual Summit: Driving Innovation in Kansas City, MO November 7-11.

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New in 2014!

For those who have been a part of the America's Best program in the past, look for a few changes in the way of value added components:

This is the "New" America's Best, ever in pursuit of our goal: Making School Buses Safer – One Bus at a Time.


What to Expect

The America's Best will include separate events for Technicians, Inspectors, and new this year, Driver Trainers and Special Needs Transportation Personnel. Each of these areas will include a written exam and a hands-on portion. All events and America's Best specific training will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Each participant's total score will be determined by combining the individual scores for each phase of the competition. The total scores will be used to determine the overall winners for Technicians, Inspectors, Trainers, and SNT Personnel. All necessary tools, diagnostic equipment, and required safety equipment will be provided for use during the competition. Individual competitors will be required to follow standard safety procedures for tool usage and personal safety.


Sponsorship & Scholarship Opportunities

For more information, or to become an America's Best event sponsor, please contact NAPT's Project Specialist Janna Smeltzer at janna.smeltzer@napt.org or 800.989.6278.


Thank You Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Delco Remy

Hydrotex - Scholarship Donor

Michelin Tires

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Thomas Built Buses

Zonar Systems

General Sponsors

Besi/Tie Tech

Braunability

Collins Bus

ConMet

Easy Way Safety Services

Heavy Duty Bus Parts

HSM Transportation Solutions

Lee's Summit R7 Schools

Q'Straint/Sure-Lok

Rosco Mirrors

Seon

SynTec