The WCTC Automated Manufacturing Technology Team wins GOLD at the SKILLS USA CHAMPIONSHIPS held in Louisville, KY. The Skills USA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.
Through an investment from business and industry partners of approximately $36 million, the event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields. In 2017, there were more than 6,200 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 2,000 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.
The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.
National Gold Medal in Automated Manufacturing Technology was earned by the WCTC students and Mentors list below and in the picture. These students have attended our SPE Education night and have earned some of our scholarship money in the past. Our scholarship money is going to great students and are accomplishing great things. Great job WCTC team!
Nick Mann WCTC State Delegate
Kurt Bence WCTC Instructor and Team Mentor
Alex Sonneschein WCTC Student
Jake Engelking WCTC Student (Jake won state last year for CNC and took second at Nationals)
Aaron McKean WCTC Student
Information provided by: Robert Novak, Associate Dean
School of Applied Technologies
Ray Ciezki, SPE Education Chair