Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) Auto Collision/Refinishing, Computer-Aided Design, and Machining/Engineering Technology students competed at the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) State Finals at Saginaw Valley State University, May 10–13, 2017. The competition compared over 5,300 student projects in various industrial technology categories from high schools and tech centers throughout Michigan. The projects were judged by industry professionals based on accuracy, craftsmanship, and difficulty.
Three first place prizes went to Muskegon Area Career Tech Center students. Auto Collision/Refinishing student Brendon Frees (Holton) earned first place in General Auto Body for his street rod entry. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) student Kyle Milliron (Oakridge) earned two first place awards, one in Architectural Topographic Map and the other in Architectural Presentation.
Top ten finishers from CAD include August Lee (Fruitport) who earned two second place awards–one in Architectural Topographic Map and another in Architectural Presentation; Jared Fleener (Orchard View), fifth place Architectural Presentation; Dakota Wyant (Reeths-Puffer), sixth place Architectural Presentation; Spencer Keene (Reeths-Puffer), sixth place 3D Prototype Models-Single Part; Cameron Whitener (Holton), seventh place Architectural Exterior Rendering; and Collin Hill (Reeths-Puffer), seventh place 3D Prototype Models-Assembly and 3D Prototype Models-Single Part.
Machining/Engineering Technology students earned $26,000 in scholarships for their projects. Scholarship recipients include Jarrin Stott (Fruitport), first place Simple Machined Parts Hand Tool and $11,500 in scholarships; Michael Gayton (Muskegon Community Ed. Center), third place in Single Machined Hand Tools and Parts and $4,500 in scholarships; Eliyah Moore (Muskegon Heights), fourth place Mating Moving Parts and a $2,000 scholarship; Wesley DeLora (Oakridge), fifth place Mating Moving Parts and a $2,000 scholarship; Brandon Rusco (Oakridge), eighth place Machine Crafts and a $2,000 scholarship; Jedidiah O’Brien (Mona Shores), ninth place Single Machined Precision Tool and a $2,000 scholarship; and Michael Morey (Ravenna), tenth place Single Machined Hand Tools and Parts and a $2,000 scholarship. Oscar Stiver (Ravenna) received Honorable Mention in Single Machined Hand Tools and Parts.
The Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society was established in 1928. It is a professional organization of industrial technology and career technical education educators whose purpose is the development of industrial and technology education at all levels of private andpublic education.