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CCC&TI Students Earn Gold at SkillsUSA National Championships

HUDSON, NC (July 7, 2017)…Caldwell Community College and Techni¬cal Institute students excelled in the SkillsUSA National Championships June 22-23 in Louisville, Ky., with one team bringing home a first-place win.

CCC&TI students Rebecca Silvas and Paul Trigger won the gold medal, first place in the nation, in the Mobile Robotic Technology (Post- Secondary) competition. The duo took first place in the statewide com¬petition in April for the right to compete at the national level.

CCC&TI students and faculty advisors competed at the recent SkillsUSA National Championship Competition in Louisville, Ky. Pictured front row are student and gold medal winner Rebecca Silvas and faculty advisor and director of the Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering programs Susan Deal. Back row from left are student Larry Milam, faculty Advisor Tom Mendenhall and gold medal winner Paul Trigger.

Also, competing in the Post-Secondary division, Larry Milam, took 15th place in the Technical Drafting competi¬tion. Blevins had won first place in the statewide competition in April to earn the right to compete at the national level. Blevins graduated from CCC&TI in May with an Associate Degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

The faculty advisors for both competitions were Susan Deal, director of the Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering programs, and Instructor Tom Mendenhall.

SkillsUSA is a national membership organization serving middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The organization has 18,000 chapters and 52 state and territorial associations.

For more information, visit www.cccti.edu or call 828-726-2200.

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CCC&TI serves both Caldwell and Watauga counties in NC. Home to over 16,000 students each year, CCC&TI offers diverse programs, services and opportunities for area residents.