Two Valley Academy students competed and placed in the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference on April 18-20, 2018 in Greensboro in categories related to computer integrated machining. Hayden Hedrick received first place in CNC Technician. Dakota Snider received first in CNC Turning Specialist.
Hedrick and Snider are also now employed in the industry. Hedrick is working for Woempner Machine and Snider is working for Elizabeth Carbide.
The SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference is the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in the state. The conference draws over 2,700 students, teachers, and industry leaders for contests in more than 95 trade areas. The contests are designed to give participants the skills and leadership required for success in their industries and workplaces.
Pictured left to right: Dakota Snider, Hayden Hedrick, Ben Juarez, Logan West and Advisor Kerry Smith represent Davidson County Community College at the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference. This was their first year competing in the conference.