FORT DODGE Iowa Central Community College's Annual Industrial Technology High School Competition was held on April 19. Approximately 130 students, representing 19 high schools from Iowa Central's nine county areas and beyond, participated in one or more of the seventeen testing areas. The students had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they had acquired from their dual credited vocational classes, while competing for scholarships and prizes. Competitions were held in the following areas: Automotive, Automotive Collision, Carpentry, Computer Integrated Fabrication: Lathe, Mill, Diesel, Electrical Technologies: Residential Wiring, Basic Electricity, Engineering and Design: Introduction to AutoCAD, Solid Modeling, Industrial Mechanics: Blue Print Reading, Shop Operations, Precision Measurements, and Welding: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and Oxy-Fuel Welding.
The top three students testing in each area received a medallion, along with a scholarship to Iowa Central for the program they tested in. First place winners received $200 scholarships, second place winners received $150 scholarships, and third place winners received $100 scholarships. Each program also awards prizes donated by sponsoring companies from the area.
Lane Heinlein, of South Hamilton, took third place in Welding (SMAW).