ATI Awarded Scholarships at HVAC SkillsUSA State Competition
The 2017 SkillsUSA State competition was held in Fredericksburg, VA in April 2017. The competition included nine competitors from technical schools across Virginia; each of the competitors had previously won a district-level SkillsUSA competition. The event consisted of six competition stations; including copper pipe fabrication, air conditioning troubleshooting, wiring and schematics, component identification and troubleshooting, job interviewing and a written exam.
Judges included ATI HVAC instructors Will Jones and Ben Lloyd, HVAC Program Coordinator Dave Philpott, and Henrico County SkillsUSA representative Chrissie Slater. Job interviews were conducted by Toni Philpott, Branch Manager for Suntrust Bank at Courthouse.
ATI chairs the State event and hosts the District event for SkillsUSA. This includes designing the event stations, constructing the events, and transporting/assembling the equipment needed for the competition. This also includes judging the contests.
In addition to prizes for first, second, and third place winners, ATI provided scholarships for first through fifth place, ranging up to $5,000.
ATI looks forward to hosting the 2018 and 2019 State events at the Miller Store Road campus.
-Dave Philpott, HVAC Program Coordinator