Campbellsville High School welding students recently won awards at region competition, and, as a result, now advance to state competition.
CHS junior Lane Bottoms won first place and sophomore Kelson Griffiths took home second in the SkillsUSA Region 14 welding 1 competition in Somerset.
Ten welders participated in the competition.
The state SkillsUSA competition will be in Louisville on April 11-14, and Bottoms and Griffiths will compete.
SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.
At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, more than 1,000 students compete in about 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job training in the lab and classroom and promote community service.
SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Bottoms and Grifiths attend class at CHS and the Green County Area Technology Center.
Steven Thomas is the Green County ATC welding instructor.
CHS junior Lane Bottoms, at right, won first place and sophomore Kelson Griffiths took home second in the SkillsUSA Region 14 welding 1 competition in Somerset, and now advance to state competition.