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CCC&TI Students Excel at SkillsUSA State Championships

HUDSON, NC (May 8, 2017)…Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students excelled in the SkillsUSA State Championships in Greensboro, N.C. with several students finishing in first place in their competitions and earning the opportunity to continue on to the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Ky.

Students from both CCC&TI’s Automotive Systems Technology and Electronics Engineering programs participated in the competition. First place finishes were awarded to Electronic Engineering students Paul Trigger and Rebecca Silvas in Mobile Robotics, Larry Milam in Technical Drafting and Michael LeFevers and Nathan Minton in Robotics Automation and Technology. Automotive student Tom Gowins won first place for his Automotive Showcase on how to make biodiesel fuel. Each of these students now advances to the national competition to be held in June.

Pictured are CCC&TI Electronics Engineering students who participated in the N.C. SkillsUSA Competition. Back row, left to right are Paul Trigger, 1st Place, Mobile Robotics; Landon Day, participant, Construction and Electrical Wiring; John Ball, 2nd Place, Construction Electrical Wiring; Derrick Ingle, 3rd Place, Technical Drafting; and Larry Milam, 1st Place, Technical Drafting. Front row, left to right, are Rebecca Silvas, 1st Place Mobile Robotics; and Michael LeFevers, 1st Place, Robotics Automation and Technology. Not pictured, Nathan Minton, 1st Place Robotics Automation Technology.

Other student participants were Ken Caldwell (4th Place, Automotive Service Technology), John Ball (2nd Place, Construction Electrical Wiring), Derrick Ingle (3rd Place, Technical Drafting), and Landon Day (Construction Electrical Wiring).

The faculty advisors for the competitions were Susan Deal, director of the Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering programs, and Roy Jennings, director of Automotive Systems Technology.

Pictured are CCC&TI Automotive Systems Technology students who participated in the N.C. SkillsUSA Competition. From left, Tom Gowins, 1st Place, Automotive Showcase; Ken Caldwell, 4th Place, Automotive Service Technology; and Brandon Oakley, participant.

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.