Claremore Daily Progress

May 11, 2014

Student earns 3rd SkillsUSA state championship

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Six students from Northeast Technology Center’s Claremore campus recently participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition in Tulsa. 
Antonio Lara earned top slot in his competition category of CNC milling. Lara will represent NTC at the SkillsUSA National Competition in June.
“We are so proud of our students and faculty,” said NTC Claremore Campus Director Rick Reimer. “(Lara) was not only outstanding in his area of competition, but is also a three-time, consecutive state winner.”
NTC Claremore students competed in four different events. Student Caleb Arnold placed second in his category of CNC lathe.
“This is not only a testament to the talents of our students, but also to the quality instructors we have at NTC. This is a great program that produces well-trained students who are prepared to enter an ever-growing sector of industry.”
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization strives to prepare students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA also helps establish industry standards for job skill training in lab and classroom settings.
Reimer said nearly 6,000 students will compete in approximately 100 different occupational and leadership skill areas at the national SkillsUSA competition. The competition will take place June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo.
Lara will join with the 16 other NTC students from campuses in Afton, Kansas and Pryor. In all, 17 students will represent NTC at the national conference.