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MATC's Kevin Borchert Named 2013 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student

August 14, 2013

Poway, Calif. - MATC student Kevin Borchert, a Racine, Wis. native, was recently named the 2013 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics. Borchert received a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for himself and a guest to attend the NACAT conference. 

“Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Kevin Borchert for his outstanding achievement and strong dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “With Kevin’s drive and enthusiasm for making a difference in the aftermarket, we know he will one day accomplish his dreams.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a current student majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair course work and must meet the following criteria: be nominated by his/her NACAT instructor, maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA, have plans to attend (or already be enrolled in) an accredited college or university, and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
Kevin Borchert

Kevin Borchert

Borchert graduated from Case High School in Racine in May 2012. He is currently enrolled in MATC's automotive technician associate degree program and is expected to finish in October 2014. His ultimate career goal is to work as a professional technician at an aftermarket repair facility that installs and repairs performance equipment.

MATC instructor Tim Stankey nominated Borchert for the award. "Kevin has a great attitude. His enthusiasm around cars is contagious, especially his like for Chrysler products since he is in the Chrysler CAP Program. His attendance is perfect; I think it would take an earthquake to make him miss a class. He is just a good guy to be around. and is always pleasant."

As an avid automobile enthusiast, Borchert tries to attend as many car shows as possible and especially likes vintage muscle cars. He also enjoys watching drag racing, road racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, truck pulls and tractor pulls. “I have been a car nut since I was three years old. I can’t remember a time in my life when engines and performance automobiles have not occupied my entire existence,” said Borchert.

About Mitchell 1
Headquartered in Poway, California, Mitchell 1 has been the industry standard for quality repair information, estimating and management solutions to the motor vehicle industry for over 90 years. The Mitchell 1 family of products includes a complete line of integrated auto, medium and heavy truck online repair information designed to improve productivity and profitability. Mitchell 1’s ProDemand™ has revolutionized the way technicians repair vehicles and SocialCRM™ is the marketing solution that will help shops retain their current customers and acquire new ones in order to improve their bottom line profits. Mitchell 1 is a recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence award. For more information on Mitchell 1 products and services, visit the company’s website at

Learn more about MATC's automotive technology associate degree program at this link.