Mount Vernon, OH – Knox County Career Center (KCCC) students competed in the
SkillsUSA Southeast Regional competition, and state qualifiers were recently released.
KCCC had 10 students from Metal Fabrication and Welding, Automotive Technology,
Cosmetology, Health Technologies, and Precision Machining who qualified for the SkillsUSA
Ohio State Championships.
The SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships brings over 5,000 competitors, business, and
industry partners, instructors, and vendors together in over 100 contests in all 16 Career
Pathways to showcase Career and Technical Education in Ohio. Students compete for the title
of best in Ohio in their respective career fields.
“SkillsUSA is the largest career technical organization. We are excited for our students to
compete in their skilled trade areas alongside the other top students from around the state,” said
Elaine Robinson, KCCC Principal and SkillsUSA Advisor.
The following students qualified to compete in the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships
on May 3 & 4 in Columbus:
- Jack Fowler (Automotive Technology) – AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
- William Hott (Metal Fabrication & Welding) – WELDING (Silver/2nd place)
- Cara Garcia (Cosmetology) – COSMETOLOGY (Silver/2nd place)
- Emma McCombs (Health Technologies) – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
- Eric Hauck (Precision Machining) – CNC TURNING SPECIALIST
- Ethan Davis (Precision Machining) – CNC MILLING SPECIALIST
- Sienna Martinson, Kristi Jordan, Abby Taylor, and Willow Meadows (Health
Technologies) – HEALTH KNOWLEDGE BOWL
SkillsUSA Ohio’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers,
leaders, and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled
workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical, and
professional skills training.
For more information about SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships, visit
To learn more about the competitions that each KCCC student competed in, visit