Two Johnston Community College machining graduates placed in the SkillsUSA national competition held this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
Jonathan Corbett of Four Oaks placed 14th in computer-controlled milling, and Michael House of Clayton placed 15th in precision machining. In all, 148 machinists competed in three events during the national competition.
Earlier this year, Corbett and House placed first in North Carolina SkillsUSA competitions to qualify for the national contests. Both are 2013 graduates of the machining program at JCC.
“Both Jonathan and Michael went into the competition with focus and determination and should be very proud of their achievement,” said Dwight Barnes, who teaches computer-integrated machining technology at JCC. “This was the first time that JCC was able to compete at the nationals, and we were well-represented. Computer-integrated machining technology is a new program at JCC, and to have students from our first graduating class attend is a testament to the support that we have received from the college.”
For more information about the machining program, call Barnes at 919-464-2286.