(Lake Buena Vista, Florida) – Scottie Carter, director of Electrical Systems Technology at GNTC, placed 22nd in the nation during the 2017 IDEAL National Championship competition held recently in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The competition showcased the skills of electrical professionals, students, and apprentices from across the nation. Participants used IDEAL tools to compete in a timed challenge that involved problem-solving skills across five categories: pulling wire, cutting, stripping, termination, and testing. Contestants were evaluated on speed and accuracy.
The national competition was held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida. Sixty-three regional competitions were held across the U.S. to select the participants for the national championship.
Winners with the fastest times from each of the 63 territories holding qualifying events were awarded tool kits and the opportunity to compete in the 2017 IDEAL National Championship. Over 300,000 people took part in the regional competitions.
Carter won first place in the “professional” category and GNTC Electrical Systems Technology student Armando Alvarez was the winner in the “student category” in the regional competition that was held on the Floyd County Campus of GNTC. The qualifying event was part of GNTC’s Industrial Career Day.
The day, a first for GNTC, was held to expose students to the many possibilities for future employment in the skilled workforce. Industrial program directors were on-hand to discuss their programs and provide tours of their labs. There were demonstrations, simulators, and hands-on learning activities for the industrial programs offered by GNTC.
“When you learn a skilled trade that’s one of the things that can’t be taken away from you,” said Carter.
Industrial Career Day was sponsored by GNTC, City Electric Supply, Cahaba Sales Group, and the 2017 IDEAL National Championship.
To learn more about the 2017 IDEAL National Championship, go to www.IDEALnationals.com.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.