Welding Technology News: SkillsUSA at the Calhoun- Gilmer Career Center - May 2012
My class has a new class project this year for SkillsUSA.
When I was in High School many years ago the FFA always sold barbeque chicken at the wood Festival to raise money for its members.
Every year we struggle to raise money to send our students to State and National competition.
It has been my dream for several years to bring and old tradition back to the fair.
We will be barbequing our chicken on our new smoker- cooker that our students built as a class project.
It has a 7’ x 25” wood smoke box and an 8’ x 30” grill section; plumbed with propane.
Attached on the end is a 24” square warmer.
Many people do not realize what a great opportunities our organization offers to our students.
The last several years the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center has brought home several Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.
One of my students a couple years ago received a $12,000 scholarship for winning 1st place in Welding.
We are very proud of each of our participants for just representing our school.
I hope if you are at the Wood Festival or maybe the Folk Festival you will look us up.
We will leave a trail of smoke for you to follow.
Welding Technology Instructor
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center