Local High School Students Showcase Talents at WSCC for Regional Skills USA Competition
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Washington State Community College (WSCC) collaborated with the Washington County Career Center to host a portion of the Southeast Regional Skills USA Competition for local career centers this past Saturday. The competition, which was held at WSCC's campus, attracted 46 high school students from area career centers. The event provided a venue for all student participants to demonstrate their talents in selected technical fields. "This was a great event for the Career Center students," says Brenda Kornmiller, Dean of Business, Engineering, and Industrial Technologies. Dean Kornmiller went on to discuss how the event has evolved. "We have worked with the Washington County Career Center for years by hosting the automotive competition," she notes, "and this year we added five new competitions." This year's event included the debut of crime scene investigation, criminal justice, architectural drafting, precision machining, and technical drafting competitions, along with the return of the automotive services competition.
Several WSCC instructors provided support by participating in the event. Kent Hall, Dan Blake, Bob Feathers, Mike Palmer, Molly Jarrell, John Burdette, and other technically-related adjunct faculty were among those who set up for the event and acted as judges for the competition.