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TCAT McKenzie Students Win State Awards

          TN College of Applied Technology in McKenzie sent 14 post-secondary students and 1 secondary student to the Tennessee SkillsUSA Competition in Chattanooga.  Ten students received medals in various competitions.



         Silver medalists included Jonathan Castleman from McKenzie, Peyton Lindsey from McLemoresville, and Jeremiah Pinson from Trezevant, for Welding Fabrication; Roberto Barcenas from Trenton for Welding Sculpture; Harlon Smith from Henry, Sheet Metal; Lance Barnes from South Fulton, CNC Milling Specialist; Joseph Fowler from Atwood, CNC Turning Specialist; and Dylan McCaig from Trenton, Automotive Service Technology.


         Gold medal winners were Casey Dowell of Bruceton, HVAC/Refrigeration. This is Casey’s 2nd year to win gold in the state competition; and April Archiblad from Sharon, Major Appliance Repair. The gold medalists will go on to compete in Louisville, KY at the National SkillsUSA competition in June. 


         SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers, high school, and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.  SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.  At the annual national-level Skills USA Championships, over 6,200 students competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.


         TCAT-McKenzie would like to congratulate all our winners and to thank all our participants.


        TCAT- McKenzie offers programs in 8 areas.  They are Administrative Office Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Technology, Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Industrial Maintenance Integrated Automation Technology, Major Appliance Repair, Machine Tool Technology and Welding Technology (offered at the main campus in McKenzie and the Weakley County campus in Dresden).


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