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Davidson-Davie Students Participate at SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference

Davidson-Davie Students Participate at SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference

April 29, 2024Cody Lineberry, Nathaniel Dail and Kianavy Phouanesouvanh, of Davidson-Davie Community College, NC, have placed first-place in the SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships Automated Manufacturing Competition/CNC Machining Competition. The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships, held in Greensboro, NC, took place April 23-25, 2024 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 2,900 outstanding career and technical education students competing in over 130 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!

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During the state competition, Cody, Nathaniel and Kianavy (all Yadkin Valley Academy 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, NCMCA, Carolina Ford Dealers, Brady Services, Morton Buildings, Stiegler Edtech, Lowe’s and many more, help support the competitive events.
Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools 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 7,000 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 380,000 student and instructor members throughout the nation.

For more information, visit SkillsUSAnc.org (North Carolina) or SkillsUSA.org.
SkillsUSA North Carolina
PO Box 28064
Raleigh, NC 27611