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CCISD Students Excel At Skills USA Competition

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Bay Community College held a Skills USA Competition for Auto Tech students across the U.P.

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

From left to right, Orrin Erickson, Patrick Oja, Noah Stromer all from Hancock. Stanley Helminen from Calumet

Copper Country ISD Automotive Tech students participated in this regional competition. Along with the Copper Country, three other U.P. ISD Auto Tech programs participated in the competition. A total of 34 students participated in events in Automotive Brakes, Automotive Refinishing, New Vehicle Prep, Electrical and Overall Auto.

The Copper Country ISD Auto Tech students swept the Brakes competition with Noah Stromer in 1st, Patrick Oja 2nd both from Hancock High, and Sam Haataja in 3rd from Houghton High School.

Sam Haataja from Houghton H.S.

In the Electrical division Orrin Erickson also from Hancock place 3rd. In the New Vehicle Prep division Stanley Helminen placed 3rd who is from Calumet High school.

Auto Tech teacher David Narhi said that he, along with his students had a great day at the competition. The students worked hard and performed well. I am very proud of them.

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