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PCC Students Compete in SkillsUSA Contests

Allen Hobbs, Liam Hutchins and Brooks Jones (left to right)--all three part of PCC's Class of 2018--represented the college in competitions that took place last month in the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center as part of the 2018 SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference.

WINTERVILLE—Three Pitt Community College students were among the 2,300 from North Carolina high school and postsecondary institutions to compete in contests as part of the 2018 SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference held April 18-20 in Greensboro.

Representing PCC at the largest showcase of career and technical education in North Carolina were Allen Hobbs, Liam Hutchins and Brooks Jones. This year’s conference featured more than 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests that covered more than 95 trades, including construction, automotive, welding, drafting, public safety and cosmetology.

Hobbs, a Chocowinity resident, placed fourth in the SkillsUSA Construction Electrical competition in which students worked against the clock and each other to prove their expertise. This month, he graduated from PCC with an associate degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

A 2018 Electronics Engineering Technology graduate, Hutchins placed fourth in the Electronics competition. Last year, the Greenville resident participated in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program and hopes to one day work for the agency.

Though Jones did not place in the Industrial Controls competition, the Tarboro resident successfully completed PCC’s Electrical Systems Technology program and received her associate degree on May 8.

SkillsUSA is a national, non-profit, career and technical student organization with more than 300,000 members. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.