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Students Compete at State Level SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA(May 6, 2014) Every year, Stanly Community College (SCC) prepares students for the State Level SkillsUSA Competition. Headquartered in Leesburg, VA, SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure a skilled workforce. Their mission is to enable members to become world-class workers and leaders. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually and the organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.

This year, the SkillsUSA Conference was held in Greensboro, NC, and four Stanly Community College students received awards. Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) student James Carelock received first place in Electronics Technology; Computer Engineering Technology student Julian Lentz received first place in Internetworking; Networking & Information Systems Security student Tyler Whitley earned second place in Computer Maintenance Technology, and EET student Tim Blizzard received third place in Technical Drafting.

Julian Lentz and James Carelock will be advancing to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held in June in Kansas City, MO. This year will mark the 50th anniversary for the SkillsUSA organization and over 5,000 students will compete in the national event.

For more information about the SkillsUSA competition or about the Engineering/Technology degrees at Stanly Community College, please contact Gary Hatley at (704) 991-0135 or


Pictured from left to right: James Carelock, Julian Lentz, Tyler Whitley, and Tim Blizzard.