Local students shine at skills competition

Two local career and technical students won one of the highest awards at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, June 21-22 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tylor Trobaugh and Joseph Mohs, Team Q teammates from the C-4 program at Columbus North High School, each earned a Skill Point Certificate in 3-D visualization and animation.

More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership areas to students who met a predetermined threshold score in their competition, as defined by industry.