Damien Jeffreys, Precision Machining instructor David Fox, Torez Hall and Jacob NickelRhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing Group (AMG) sponsored Butler Tech students in the Skills USA competition at Colerain High School on February 10.
Thirty-five students participated in three competitions for computer numeric control (CNC) Mill, CNC Lathe and Manual Machining. Rhinestahl awarded prizes to the three category winners to support their efforts and help these students evolve into young professionals entering the workforce. Prizes included a $100 check, professional calipers and a framed certificate.
First place winners were Torez Hall, Damian Jeffreys and Jacob Nickel.
“We’re proud to support the future of advanced manufacturing. It’s an industry that is showing more room for growth than we have seen in years. We want to support these young people in any way we can to help them grow into industry leaders producing revolutionary products,” said Dave Rettenmaier, Vice President and General Manager at Rhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing Group.
A total of 21 local businesses from the advanced manufacturing and precision machining industry attended the event. Several students were either hired or awarded letters of commitment during the event.
Butler Tech offers a two-year program in precision machining for high school juniors and seniors at its D. Russel Lee campus in Fairfield Township and at the Colerain Career Center at Colerain High School.