Northeast Technology Centerís Cosmetology students from the Afton campus recently competed in the Region 1 SkillsUSA competition held at the Tri-County Technology Center Campus located in Bartlesville.† The students competed against other students from Colcord High School, Indian Capital Technology Center, Northeast Technology Center Pryor Campus, and the Tri-County Technology Center. Students could compete in three categories; Nail Care, Hair, and Facial Makeup.† Individuals taking home honors were: Ashlee Wadley a second year senior from Wyandotte placed first in hair; Carissa Cameron a second year senior from Miami placed first in nail care, her model was Jessica Bruce a first year junior from Welch; Emily Snyder a first year junior from Grove placed second in hair; Cheyenna Payne a second year senior placed third in hair; and Mary Duncan a first year junior from Fairland placed fifth in facial, her model was Priscilla Smith a first year junior from Miami. Others who competed were; Cara Beamer first year student junior from Grove Nails, Sarah Clark first year junior Vinita Nail, and models Hailey Willy first year junior Vinita and Brittni Casey first year junior from Grove.† Students qualifying for the State SkillsUSA Championship which are held in Tulsa during the spring months were Carissa Cameron, Emily Snyder, Jessica Bruce, Cheyanna Payne, and Ashlee Wadley.

Northeast Technology Centerís Afton Campus Welding Technology program students competed at the Region 2 Welding Competition.† Students competed against other students from Tulsa Technology Center - Lemley and Peoria Campuses, Tri-County Technology Center and Northeast Technology Centerís Kansas and Pryor campuses.†† The welding competitors received contest drawings and a set of welding procedure specifications.† All drawings, welding symbols, and welding terms were conformed to the latest edition of the American Welding Society standards.

Through a series of stations, contestants were tested on various aspects of welding: measuring weld replicas, using weld measuring gauges; laying out a plate and using oxy-acetylene equipment to cut several holes that were checked for accuracy and quality; gas metal arc welding (GMAW) on steel making welds in various positions using short circuiting transfers; and, using a combination machine capable of providing the correct welding current for shielded metal arc (SMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).† Competitors completed the steel project and welded an aluminum project in various positions using a variety of filler metals.† Competitors also were given a written exam as part of the competition.†† Students competing in the Region 2 competition were; Josh May a second year senior from Vinita, Rafe Scott a first year junior from Wyandotte, and Zach Rendel a first year junior from Miami.

Northeast Technology Centerís Automotive Service Technology Program from the Afton Campus recently competed in the Region 2 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Competition. Students from the Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee and Stilwell campuses, Northeast Technology Centerís Pryor Campus, Tri County Technology Center, and Tulsa Technology Center-Broken Arrow participated in the event.

The competition was divided into 9 separate stations and the winners were determined by total scores. Competitors worked through the various stations; ShopKey 5, Resistance Board, Differential Backlash, Rotor Runout / Parallelism, Rear Brake Assembly, Transmission Part Identification, Circuit Construction, Code Retrieval, and AC/Heater Part Identification. Tyler Hernon from Miami placed first. Tyler will have the opportunity to compete at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA Championship on April 24th Ė 26th, in Tulsa OK and the surrounding areas. The Automotive Service Technology competition will be held on the campus of OSU-Okmulgee in April.