Penn College Hosts Secondary-Level SkillsUSA Competition

Published 02.09.2015


Diesel equipment technology instructor David C. Johnson judges the performance of Brandon Hancock, from Schuylkill Technology Center North, during a competition at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center. Diesel instructors Chris S. Weaver and Will E. Burns, as well as laboratory technician Ken J. Bashista, also helped with the testing.Wellsboro Area High School student Larry Walters concentrates on the masonry event.Penn College's welding labs hosted a number of competitions, including this oxy-fuel exercise with James Habard from the Northern Tier Career Center.Heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis student Steven M. Rush (background), of Rimersburg, assesses the aptitude of SUN Area Technical Institute's Garritt Aucker.Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School's Kallie Miller vies in the collision repair competition, held in a College Avenue Labs paint bay.About 200 students from more than a dozen school districts contested dozens of hands-on and leadership categories as Penn College hosted the SkillsUSA District 6 competition Friday. First-place winners in those events, held in a variety of instructional labs and other venues,  will advance to the Pennsylvania State Leadership and Skills Championships (April 8-10) at the Hershey Convention Center. The students also lunched in the Keystone Dining Room and attended an awards ceremony in the Field House.
First and fourth photos by Pamela A. Mix,  secretary to the ESC executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies; others by Public Relations & Marketing