The 2011 SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships gathered nearly 3,000 members and advisors from career training programs throughout Ohio, including thirteen members of the Grant Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter.
The 59th annual Skills Championship was held at the Ohio State Fairground Complex in Columbus, April 29 and 30.
The Ohio SkillsUSA Championships consist of 81 career and leadership competitions.
Participants are challenged to complete a project in their career-training area within a specified time frame while being rated by a panel of industry judges.
The Automated Manufacturing Technology Team consisting of Engineering Design students Tom Brunton (Felicity-Franklin), Brady Dufau (Bethel-Tate), and Jacob McKinney (Georgetown), placed second in this year’s competition.
Their competition consisted of designing a mechanical part, writing code in a Computer Aided Manufacturing program, and milling the part in the ProLight mill.
Senior Carpentry student Cody Morehouse (Bethel-Tate), earned a bronze medal in the Carpentry competition. Cody’s event consisted of reading a blueprint and building a structure in a set time frame.
Other students competing in events at the state level include: Max Marlow, Collision Refinishing, Auto Collision, (Bethel-Tate); Melanie Jenkins, Job Interview, Cosmetology, (Williamsburg): Sarah Eubanks, Basic Health Care, Allied Health Science, (Bethel-Tate); Amanda Gettes, Medical Terminology, Allied Health Science, (Bethel-Tate); Mariah Conger, Medical Math, Allied Health Science, (Bethel-Tate); Chris Taylor, First Aid and CPR, Allied Health Science, (Bethel-Tate); Dennis Sandker, Related Technical Math, Engineering Design, (Bethel-Tate); and the Robotics and Automation Team of Jessie Rust (New Richmond) and Cyra Jones (Bethel-Tate).