Last Friday several members of SKILLS USA, a club devoted to developing student’s skills for entering the workforce, took top places at their Region Competition at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Senior Dillon King won first place in the welding competition. Senior Tyler Barr placed first in the Auto Collision competition. Both of these students will advance to the state SKILLS competition to be held in March at the Georgia International Convention Center. Also among the winners were a group of students who participated in a collaborative skill building event called ‘Teamworks.’ The CHS  Teamworks team took second place in the competition. The group was given a test that measured their problem solving skills and required them to apply what they know to several scenarios. The Teamworks team consisted of Joseph Farmer, Ian Lowe, Caleb Campbell, and Matthew A. Brown.

CHS Construction Instructor and SKILLS Advisor David Rogers stated, “These students work very hard in and out of the classroom developing their talents and preparing to enter their chosen trade or industry. We have a great deal of students who excel in vocational areas. The vocational education department or CTAE is an important and valuable part of CHS.” CHS Welding instructor Jeff Owings seconded Rogers’ comment adding, “We are very proud of these students. We look forward to winning state!” Congratulations SKILLS Members and good luck at state!