Jon attends TTC-Shelbyville through Nissan Decherd, where he was chosen to participate in their maintenance apprenticeship program.
He will compete at the state level in March 2013 at the National Conference on Technical Education sponsored by the American Technical Education Association. The event will be held at the Chattanooga Marriot Convention Center.
According to Kate Jacobs, local coordinator, the Outstanding Student of the Year program is a statewide program developed to honor excellence in technical skill and personal achievement among Tennessee Technology Center students.
"The Outstanding Student of the Year Program seeks to spotlight the role of technical education in Tennessee and to celebrate the success of our students," Jacobs said.
"Jon is a wonderful example of the life-changing potential of a technical education, and the fact that he was chosen as one of the nine finalists of the 30,000 students attending Technology Centers across the state is something that we can all be proud of."
Beiler, who lives in Franklin County with his wife and three children, noted that attending the conference and representing the TTCs will be a great honor.
"The help and support that I received from my instructor, Butch Arnold, and the people at Nissan North America who have given me this opportunity," says Beiler, "made this all possible.
"No matter where I go, or what I do, I will be an ambassador for the Tennessee Technology Centers."