Students in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs at the CFI and competitors from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, Corbin ATC, Clay County ATC, Bell County ATC, Rockcastle County ATC, and Knox County ATC participated in the skills demonstrations and judged competitions at the Bell County Area Technology Center on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Students demonstrated their technical skills before professional judges for their respective program areas. Students in Mr. Shane Smith’s Media Arts program earned 2nd place in the region with their original digital cinema production. Gary Karr, instructor of Industrial Technology at the CFI, was pleased that his students earned 2nd and 5th place in the region in residential electrical construction. Mrs. Chandra Lawson, instructor for Engineering, was delighted to have two students earn 1st and 2nd place in the technical math competition.
“It was a very special event for all of us at the CFI. This was the first ever SkillsUSA regional competitions that we were able to participate in. We are so very proud of these Laurel County students for their academic and technical performance. These students have become role models, provided peer leadership, and have set the standard for future students to follow,” remarked James Davis, CFI Principal.