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Out and About - ATCC SkillsUSA competitions

PSEO students Zach Lamb (left) and Bryce Klang worked on a Mechatronics project in the high school division of SkillsUSA at the ATCC. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)1 / 3
ATCC student Gabe Weiser looked at plans while taking part in the competition in the carpentry shop. 2 / 3
Student Trevor Mages (above) constructed his carpentry project during the annual Skills USA competition. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)3 / 3

The Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC)  hosted eight different SkillsUSA competitions last Friday, including Carpentry, CNC Milling and Turning, Marine Service Technology, Mechatronics, Motorcycle Service Technology, Snowmobile Service Technology, and Technical Drafting. Students who receive top awards are eligible to compete at the state competition. SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership of business and industry, vocational students, and instructors. Its goals are to motivate students, teach leadership skills, assist teachers in producing quality occupation training, and provide quality workers to business and industry.