This past June, Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Welding student Zack Miller attended the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City. To reach the national level, Zach first had to compete at the district and state levels.
In the district contests, Zack earned second place, which gave him the right to compete at the state level. The state contest is held at Linn State Technical College at the beginning of April.
Over 2500 Missouri career and technical education students arrive at the college to compete in different hands-on and leadership contests.
PLTC students earned the right to compete in welding, welding fabrication, and diesel technology at the state level. After two days of competitions, Zack came out on top in the Welding Contest with a first place win. Only first place medalists can attend the national competition.
Prior to heading off to national competition, Zack entered a scholarship contest through the Mike Rowe Works Foundation. This foundation has awarded numerous education scholarships and helps to promote the skilled trades.