More than 100 students from five area technology centers competed in the SKILLS USA Regional Skills and Leadership Conference at Hazard Community and Technical College on February 16.
Students from Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, and Letcher counties competed at HCTC’s Technical Campus and first, second, and third place award winners were recognized.
The competition areas included architectural drafting, auto service and automotive service technology, carpentry, computer maintenance technology, construction tool identification, creed, diesel equipment technology, electrical construction wiring, heating and air conditioning, job interview, job skills demonstration, opening and closing ceremonies, pin design, pledge, plumbing, post, promotional bulletin board, related technical math, talent group, individual talent, technical computer application, technical drafting, transportation tool identification, t-shirt design, and welding.
Tony Back, Academic Dean at HCTC’s Technical Campus, assisted in coordinating the event. “We were impressed by the quality of work and talent demonstrated by these young people. We appreciate the instruction going on at the area technology centers, and we are happy to see the students’ learning demonstrated in these competitions,” he said.