Four area high school students enrolled in Catawba Valley Community College’s welding program at the high school level took top honors at the 2016 Regional SkillsUSA Competition held recently at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Taking first place was Caleb Bach from Bandys High School. Third place was Bryson Arrowood from St. Stephens High School, fourth place was Tucker Justice from St. Stephens High School, and fifth place was Jordan Johnson from Bandys High School.
By virtue of their win at the regional competition, all four students qualified to compete at the State SkillsUSA Championships at Johnston Community College in April. All of them are enrolled in CVCC welding courses at their respective high schools through the Career and College Promise program.
SkillsUSA promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. Students can display their talents in their area of study in a competitive environmentwhile building self-confidence and genuine skills for the workplace. CVCC SkillsUSA has become an integral part of college life with over 100 student members from across campus competing in 22 competitions.