Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.
Two LCCA students — Bradwell Institute junior Gregory Abbgy and Liberty County High School junior Robert Hooe — recently participated in the SkillsUSA competition for Region 8.
According to its website, SkillsUSA is a national “partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.”
The organization serves over 300,000 students and instructors through 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations, the website states.
Abbgy, who competed in carpentry, placed second and will move on to the state championships, slated for March 20-22 in Atlanta, according to LCCA CEO Tom Alexander.
Hooe competed in welding fabrication. He did not place, but had a “very good performance,” Alexander said.
“Being a fairly new organization, we’re just getting going with our (career and technical student organizations), and we were just happy to say that we had a couple kids go and compete,” Alexander said. “They’re excited.”