advanced technologies academy students on stage at skillsusa
AT Academy students Lia, Joseph, and Cristian on stage.
advanced technologies academy students on stage at skillsusa
3rd Place in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition
students promotional bulletin board photo
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Advanced Technologies Academy Winners

Promotional Bulletin Board – 3rd place – Lia Washington, Joseph Perto Peralta, and Cristian Quintana

Engineering Academy Winners

Electronic Technology – 1st place – Austyn Hoffman

Mechatronics – 2nd place – Andru Wilson, Owen Moore

Principle of Engineering – 4th place – Gavin Hefner

Additive Manufacturing – 5th place – Jacob Helton

Health and Life Sciences Academy Winners

Practical Nursing – 2nd place – Darrisa Horton

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio- 3rd place – Mackenize Wishion

Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy students once again attended the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference. The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships, held in Greensboro, NC, took place April 18-20, 2023 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center. The conference was the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina with more than 2,100 outstanding career and technical education students competing over 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests.  These contests span more than 95 trade areas from construction, automotive, and welding to drafting, public safety, culinary, cosmetology, and more!

During the state competition, CASA students and other students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in their chosen occupations. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and technical experts and test competencies that are set by industry.  In addition, leadership contestants demonstrated their skills, which included extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings with parliamentary procedure. Over 100 industry partners, such as Builders Mutual, 84 Lumber, Lowe’s, NCMCA, Morton Buildings, Brady Services, Carolina Ford Dealers, Milwaukee Tools and many more, help support the competitive events.

Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships are for middle school, high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.  First place winners earn the right to compete in the National SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta, GA alongside more than 6,000 other competitors from across the country in more than 100 contests.

SkillsUSA (formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America or V.I.C.A.) is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce by providing students with the opportunities to gain personal skills, workplace skills, and technical skills grounded in academics.  SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 350,000 students and instructors as members at the national level.

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