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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center students who advanced to the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) State Competition May 9 to 12, 2018 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan earned $51,000 in scholarships for their projects. The competition compared over 4,000 student entries in various Industrial Technology categories from high schools and tech centers throughout Michigan. A total of 45 entries from students in the Auto Collision/Refinishing, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), or Machining/Engineering Technology programs qualified for state after placing in the top four at regional competition. First through tenth place and Honorable Mention were awarded in each classification.
Auto Collision/Refinishing students competed in either the Plastics, Open Auto Body General, or Wrought Metal categories. Projects were judged by students’ portfolios documenting the progress of their entry, workmanship, overall appearance, and how the project related to auto body. Jeremiah Moore’s entry will be featured in an upcoming competition journal. The following students competed:
CAD students competed in a wide variety of categories. Colin Ringewold and Ashley Foster’s entries will be featured in an upcoming competition journal. The following students competed:
Machining/Engineering Technologies students earned $28,000 in scholarships. In these categories, first through third place winners are awarded $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000 scholarships respectively. The following students competed:
The mission of MITES is to encourage and recognize fine craftsmanship in the field of Industrial Technology and Career and Technical Education.
For more information on the Auto Collision/Refinishing, CAD, or Machining/Engineering Technology programs, as well as the other 12 career-related programs for high school students at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center visit muskegoncareertech.com.