Enrique Muro-Castillo, an automotive-systems technology student, was awarded second place in the automotive systems event. Aaron Howard, collision repair and refinishing technology student, placed fourth in collision-repair event.
SkillsUSA NC is the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina. This annual leadership and skills conference brings together over 1,900 North Carolina high school and postsecondary students to compete in over 100 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests. Over 100 business and industry partners support the contests. The support of industry members, who serve as judges and contributors, allows students to gain accurate real-world experience.
HCC’s automotive systems technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain all types of automobiles. The collision repair and refinishing technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders and external features. Students can pursue an associate degree, diploma or certificate, as well as certificates in diesel or mobile equipment and repair.