Automobile tech and welding college students take house major honors at SCC Southeast Iowa Skill Throwdown
MT. Nice — Mt. Nice High College car tech and welding learners swept the level of competition at the Southeastern Community School Southeast Iowa Talent Throwdown, last Friday.
Automotive Engineering trainer Jerry Crouch labored with MPCHS Auto Team members Palmer Snavely, Jason Shirkey, Aaron Moler, and Tate Garmore to prepare them to consider away First Put in the Vehicle Tech Staff Challenge.
“So in the course of the contest, they went out individually first and had go via four distinct stations, unique areas of what they testing sensible,” Crouch discussed. “They had like 5 minutes at every station to do whichever was endeavor was there. 1 of them was electrical. Another one particular was alignments. Yet another a person was mounting and dismounting and balancing a tire.”
Senior staff member Jason Shirkey, snagged a acquire in the overall unique Vehicle Tech level of competition for the third yr in a row.
“Jason has been accomplishing it 4 yrs now,” Shirkey explained. “Plus, also he performs out at Cruising Motors out listed here at the dealership. He works out there at night time soon after university, or through the afternoon, I ought to say.”
Following other obligations trying to keep him away the two decades previously, Crouch beamed with delight in his students’ achievements which he observed 1st hand for the 1st time this calendar year.
Industrial Technologies teacher Robbie Kinney also exuded pleasure in his college students as he informed about Junior Jack Keagle’s good results all through the welding part of the competitiveness.
Out of 40 welding opponents, Keagle attained third position at the Throwdown.
“[Keagle] practiced stick welding, arc welding in the horizontal and the vertical approach, and it was a t weld we observe had him exercise a little bit,” Kinney said. “We have various subjects that the college students have to do in welding to aid in distinct angles and different tactics and stick welding to prepare for this contest.”
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