Monday, August 1, 2016

MVCTC Aviation Student Places in National SkillsUSA Competition

MVCTC National SkillsUSA Contestant, Carson Shahan from
New Madison won the Bronze Medal in the National SkillsUSA
Aviation Maintenance Technology Contest.
Englewood, Ohio -- Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) had ten students compete in the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference. During the week, more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students—all state contest winners competed hands-on in over 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.

MVCTC Aviation Maintenance Technician student, Carson Shahan, won a bronze medal in the National Aviation Maintenance Contest! Carson is the son of Tim and Michelle Shahan of New Madison and is currently a senior at Tri-Village and MVCTC. According to the SkillsUSA National Website,, the Aviation Maintenance Technology National Contest required, “contestants perform 12 tasks that represent the types of maintenance they will handle in the aircraft industry. The contest scope is consistent with the airframe and power plant mechanics certification guide published by the Federal Aviation Administration. Aviation maintenance is the only maintenance profession certified by the federal government.”

Begun in 1967, the SkillsUSA Championships has grown from 54 competitors in three contests to more than 6,000 competitors in 100 hands-on skill and leadership contests this year. SkillsUSA adds contests to the SkillsUSA Championships to meet the demands of new and expanding occupations. SkillsUSA affiliated instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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