MEADVILLE, PA – In its continued efforts to promote CNC skills development, Acutec Precision Aerospace is sponsoring Crawford County Career & Technical Center student John “Keegan” Gaub in the 2019 SkillsUSA State Conference. As a CNC Machining student of CCCTC, Keegan has demonstrated the necessary skill to be eligible for this competition.
“This competition gives me something to look forward to besides grades,” said Keegan. “I appreciate the community for supporting this trade and for the support of my school, my instructors, and the administrators.”
According to SkillsUSA, the contest “will assess the ability to write the CNC program for a part drawing and materials, determine tool offsets, setting up the machine and producing a part on a lathe.” Competitors complete a written test to evaluate their knowledge of basic machining skills, CNC programming, mathematics, communication, and inspection. They also run a simulation of their program to demonstrate the machining process they develop.
“I’m very proud of how hard Keegan has worked to reach this achievement and, and I want to thank the continued support from local industry leaders in our area,” said Kyle Gates, Precision Machining Instructor at Crawford County CTC. “This sets the standard for future students to follow.”
“We are thrilled to sponsor a student from our region that will represent the energy and skill of our workforce,” said Nick Ozorak, Digital Media Specialist for Acutec. “With so many CNC Machinists employed across the country and the demand for these people rising, it is excellent to see a competition that promotes this career path.”
The competition will take place on April 11, 2019 at Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA.