Gwinn High School CAD students sweep competition!

CAD students at computer

Over 200 high school students from every corner of the Upper Peninsula descended on Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex for the Annual Upper Peninsula High School CTE Skills Challenge Day.

Students showcased their impressive skills by competing in CTE Challenges: Automotive Service, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Construction Skills, Culinary Arts and Welding.

They represented their schools and tech centers incredibly well and displayed tremendous talent and pride.

In addition to the competitions, students also had the opportunity to tour the Jacobetti Complex and learn more about the many outstanding Career and Technical programs offered at NMU.

Students also enjoyed the chance to test additional skills using a number of simulators including professional painting, heavy equipment operation, and welding thanks to the Upper Peninsula Construction Council, the Dickinson-Iron ISD, and Systems Control of Iron Mountain.

Medals and trophies were awarded to winning individuals and teams.

The 2018 Upper Peninsula High School CTE Skills Challenge Day (CAD - Advanced) winners are as follows:

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) – Advanced

1st place – Chris Sirois, Gwinn HS
2nd place – Isaac Redlon, Gwinn
3rd place – Evan Walker, Gwinn HS