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Harris County High School CTAE Students Win at Construction Competition

Several Harris County High School students earned recognition at the AGC Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Skills Challenge.

Several Harris County High School (HCHS) students earned recognition at the AGC (Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc.) Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Skills Challenge.

The October 27th event in Griffin, Ga., Sean Townsend placed second in Blueprint Reading. Michael Watley placed second in Carpentry. In the past, the team only had one student compete.

“When our students can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge, they build their confidence and prepare themselves for the workplace,” said Jim Steel, HCHS construction teacher.  “Despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19, my students are excelling in their abilities and knowledge, and I am extremely proud of them.”

After an eight-year hiatus, the construction program was revived just three years ago. The program, the students, and the teacher have already been receiving recognitions for various accomplishments.

According to the event’s website, “Each of these events help prepare students who compete in their regional SkillsUSA events annually in January. Winners of the regional events move on to the state SkillsUSA competitions each March at the Georgia World Congress Center. Contributions from industry firms made to the AGC Georgia Foundation help make these events possible.”

This event was presented in partnership with Sheridan Construction and Swofford Construction, Inc.

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