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WKCTC Awards Scholarships to SkillsUSA Winners

PADUCAH, KY (June 21, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded scholarships to the first place finishers of the 2016 SkillsUSA Competition.

Patrick Caruthers and Robert Harrison, both of Marshall County, won in their respective categories with Caruthers winning in the carpentry division and Harrison winning in the automotive division. Daniel Farmer of Graves County earned the first place title in the welding division and Dylan Parks of Calloway County did the same in the machining division.

The first place winners each received a $500 scholarship toward their studies at WKCTC.

WKCTC is pleased to partner with area technology centers and host SkillsUSA competitions on campus, and to provide the winners with funding to begin their college education, said Becky Haus, WKCTC manager of advancement.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that empowers members to become world-class workers and leaders. SkillsUSA improves the quality of Americas skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, and employability, technical and professional training skills.