MILL HALL - Central Mountain High School 2012 graduates Jeff Jensen, Maxwell Webb and Lloyd Young recently received high scores in the SkillsUSA national championship competition in Kansas City, Mo.
The teens, who are the state champions in the Automated Manufacturing category, finished 12th in the nation.
The SkillsUSA Championships, held in Kansas City, Mo., took place June 23-27, 2012, as part of the SkillsUSA 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.
From left, Central Mountain High School grads Jeff Jensen, Maxwell Webb and Lloyd Young pose for a photo after the SkillsUSA national compeition in Kansas City, Mo. The team finished 12 in the nation.
During the week, more than 5,600 outstanding career and technical education students all-state contest winners competed hands-on in 94 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
Jeff, Max, and Lloyd competed in the secondary division. Max participated in Mr. Fred Hoy's drafting class while at Central Mountain and plans on pursuing an engineering degree. He took on the computer-aided drafting duties for this three-man team.
Jeff and Lloyd are three-year students in Mr. Shan Packer's precision machining class. Jeff will attend Penn College this fall and utilized Mastercam X4 to create the programs needed to complete the parts to be manufactured.
Lloyd is employed by Leco Corporation of Bellefonte and took the responsibilities of computerized numerical machine setup and operation during the competition.
During the national competition, the Automated Manufacturing team worked against the clock and other schools from across the nation, proving their expertise in computer-aided drafting and computer-aided machining. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry.
The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 330,000 students and instructors as members.
If you would like more information or have any questions you can contact Packer at email@example.com or call 570-748-6584 extension 4342.
For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.