Students from nine high schools and/or career and technical schools competed in 14 events – HVAC, plumbing, technical drafting, welding, masonry, precision machining, automated manufacturing, residential wiring, commercial baking, culinary arts, computer maintenance, carpentry, basic health care and nurse assisting – during Friday’s SkillsUSA District 6 competition at Penn College. Students who placed first in their respective events advance to the Pennsylvania State Leadership and Skills Championships, from April 3-5 in Hershey. Scholarships are offered to students who place first through third in state competition and enroll at Penn College. In addition to the day’s competition, students enjoyed lunch and an awards ceremony. Teachers and school counselors attended a social hour hosted by the School of Hospitality; a campus tour led by a student ambassador; and a short presentation by Tracy L. Brundage, assistant vice president for workforce and economic development at Penn College, about career opportunities in the natural gas industry.
– Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer
and Steven K. McCoy, coordinator of matriculation and retention for the School of Construction and Design Technologies