Investing in Our Future Workforce

Sirois Tool is pleased to support one of the future leaders in manufacturing. In April, Ian finished in “First Place” at CT’s SkillsUSA Computerized Numerical Control Contest event held at Goodwin College. He competed with other students from all over Connecticut in the CNC Milling competition to win a spot at the national championship. Each student was required to write a CNC code from scratch and run it thru the simulator and then judged on the work.

This year’s National SkillsUSA Championship was held in Louisville, KY from June 24th – 28thfor its 55thannual National Leadership and Skills Conference, the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. It was there that Ian competed against nearly 50 other high school students from around the US in the CNC Milling Specialist contest.

The purpose of this contest is to evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment in Computer Numeric Control Milling, in addition to recognizing outstanding students for excellence and professionalism. This contest assessed the ability of each student to write CNC milling programs, interpret prints (including GD&T), and measure/gage parts. Participants also demonstrated theoretical knowledge of CNC machine configuration, setup and operations.

We were pleased to learn that Ian earned “Third Place” in the CNC Milling Specialist Contest for high school students. Ian is an incredibly talented and bright young adult who we are very proud of and lucky to have him as a part of our team. He is an inspiration for all of us to support the young talent and technical schools that are teaching theses future manufactures!

Note: The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. Through an investment from business and industry partners of approximately $36 million, the event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields. The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.

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