CKTC Welding and Metal Fabrication students advance to State SkillsUSA Contest

February 22, 2017 Susan McElhaney No comments exist

SkillsUSA Contest – Advancing to State

Apache High School students Stetson Arter and Bailey Miller brought home honors last Thursday when they competed at SkillsUSA Districts. This accomplishment qualifies the CKTC Welding and Metal Fabrication students to advance to State SkillsUSA contest in April.


Miller was one of seventeen CareerTech students from six participating technology centers to compete in the SkillsUSA Southwest District Welding Skills Competition held at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. Competing schools included Autry, Canadian Valley, High Plains, Northwest, and Western Technology Centers. Students competed in the performance of precision welds, demonstration of blueprint reading skills and precision torch cutting skills. Miller placed second which qualified him for State SkillsUSA contest.


Welding SkillsUSA Contest
CKTC Welding Instructor Keith Theesen and Bailey Miller (Apache) after Miller placed second in Welding Skills Competition at SkillsUSA Districts.

While at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, Oklahoma, Arter competed in the SkillsUSA Southwest Oklahoma District Leadership Contest. Arter received first place when he impressed judges with his professionalism and communication and interpersonal skills during the Job Interview contest. What’s more, Arter competed against seventeen other students from six different technology centers.


Welding SkillsUSA Contest
Apache Student Stetson Arter advances to State SkillsUSA after placing first at districts in Job Interview.


As a result, both CKTC Welding and Metal Fabrication students will advance to the State SkillsUSA competition on April 23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


For almost half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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