Students Compete in Region 1 Skills USA Competition

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 04:09 PM.
Seventy Santa Rosa County School District students enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs at Locklin Technical Center competed in the Region 1 Skills USA Competition on February 4th & 5th. These students are enrolled in technical programs such as Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Computer Systems & Information Technology, Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts, Electricity, Heating Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Tech, and Practical Nursing. During the two day event, competitions including comprehension-based exams, as well as hands-on skill assessments, were held at Locklin Tech, Pensacola State College Main Campus, and Haney Technical Center in Panama City. Both high school and adult students throughout Region 1 tested knowledge and skills learned in their respective program areas in an effort to qualify for the State Competition which will be held at the Pensacola Bay Center April 27th – April 30th.
Forty-five Locklin Tech students exhibited outstanding performances with twenty first place awards, seventeen second place awards, and eight third place awards in the following program areas:
Applied Welding Technologies (Justin Kolb, Instructor):
Welding Fabrication Team/Post-Secondary – Andrew Byron, Dwayne Castleberry, and Matthew Hinson 1st Place; Joshua Hosler, Matt Midyette, and Jonathon Roice 2nd Place.
Welding Sculpture/Post-Secondary – Ronald Castleberry 1st Place.

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