Johnston Community College’s SkillsUSA teams placed in all areas of competition at the state competition April 25 in Greensboro.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled-service occupations.
Brian Worley, director of technical and vocational programs at JCC, said he was proud of the students and their hard work. “When you send teams to compete in competitions like SkillsUSA, you are going up against the best, and for all of JCC’s participants to place in the top 5 in the state speaks volumes.”
The competitions involved written exams and manufacturing parts to blueprint specifications. Below are the team members, their areas of competition and where they placed.
Welding – third place in welding fabrication went to Drew Tolson of Lucama, James Lee of Four Oaks and Terry King Jr. of Princeton.
Industrial Technology – first place, industrial motor control, Warren Phillips of Selma; second place, electrical construction wiring, Drew Crocker of Clayton; and third place, electrical construction wiring, Chad Morgan of Clayton.
Computer Integrated Machining – first place, precision machining technology, Michael House of Clayton; third place, CNC milling, Jonathan Corbett of Four Oaks; fourth place, CNC milling, Andrew Goodson of Dunn; fourth place, CNC turning, Chris Anderson of Clayton; and fifth place, CNC turning, Brandon Porter of the Meadow community.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – third place, Jordan House of Kenly.