SCC to Host Annual Industrial Technology Competitions for High School Students

West Burlington – On Friday, April 13, Southeastern Community College will host carpentry, welding, and computer-aided design (CAD) competitions for over 50 area high school students.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the carpentry, welding, and CAD students from regional schools will receive diagrams of designs that they are expected to create to scale. Judges, who are professionals from area businesses, will look for accuracy, proper use of tools, safety, and proper layout.

Michelle Randall, SCC's Director of High School Relations, sees the competitions as a great opportunity for the high school students.

"Students have fun going head-to-head with other teens in the area," she said. "These contests let them showcase their talents in industrial technologies for their teachers, SCC instructors, and local professionals."

CAD instructor Jonathan Gaddis agrees, sharing that competing at SCC adds another level to the contest.

"The competition allows the teenagers to show off the culmination of the skills they have acquired," he shared. "Competing on a college campus adds to the excitement."

Although the welding participants will not need to adhere to a time limit, the carpentry and CAD teams must complete their projects within two hours.

Competition winners will receive prizes and equipment that relate to each trade.

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