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Houston Training Center Hosts 2020 Texas SkillsUSA District Event

Congratulations to the staff and volunteers associated with the Houston Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center for expertly hosting the SkillsUSA Texas District 7 & 8 Construction Trades Contest recently!

The event hosted 144 student competitors, along with spectators, industry leaders, skilled trades professionals, and the public. Skill competitions were held for Carpentry, Cabinetmaking, Electrical Construction, Plumbing, Construction Tool ID, Construction Material ID and a TeamWorks Construction mock project.

The Houston winners will now compete with about 8,000 other students at the Texas SkillsUSA event in April in Corpus Christi.

Many thanks to the following for their volunteer service for this event: 
  • Carpenters Local 551: Steve Hulbert, Eric Oquendo, Clayton Van Kirk, Demarcus Blow, Linda Livesay, Vincent Dean, Terry Spears, and Kim Salisbury
  • Richard Shelley Vice President of Brochsteins Inc., who judged the Cabinet Making competition 
  • Robert Cross, Houston Area Plumbing JAC
  • Gene Brinkmeyer, Electrical Contracting Industry JATC
  • Plumbers Union: Robert Cross, Eric Cortez, Steve Dement, and Jason Britnell
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