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Ƶ welcomes area high schools for fourth annual Trade Wars

Published on May 3, 2024

By Megan Smedley

With 600 area high school students in attendance and nearly 40 industry and community partners present, this year's Ƶ Trade Wars might easily be tabbed as “the best one yet.”

Students from twenty high schools participated in fifteen competitions, designed and implemented by Ƶ program faculty.

Winners from each competition are as follows:

Rowan County Senior High School: Medical Assisting, Health Science Technology, HVAC, and Nursing.

Morgan County ATC: Welding - Pipe #3 and Tee Joint #1

Carter County Career Tech: Welding - Mig Team #2 and Physical Therapist Assistant

Madison County: Industrial Maintenance and Computerized Manufacturing and Machining

Elliott County High School: Electrical Technology

East Carter High School: Respiratory Care

Montgomery County ATC/Menifee County ATC: Automotive Technology

Ignite South: Diesel Technology

West Carter High School: CDL

“Trade Wars is a wonderful event that showcases Ƶ programs and services,” said Natalee Brown, Ƶ's Director of Recruitment. “We are thrilled that over 600 high school students visited our Rowan Campus and had the opportunity to compete in competitions designed by our program faculty. A special thank you to all of our faculty, staff, schools and business and industry partners who helped make this event such a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

Brown also expressed gratitude to Trade Wars sponsors for making the event possible.

This year's Platinum/Title Sponsor: was St. Claire HealthCare.

Silver Level Sponsors included Community Trust Bank, Concord Tank, Link-Belt, Local 503 Plumbers, Pipe Fitters & HVAC Techs, Miller Electric, and Sterling Health Solutions.

Bronze Level Sponsors included CHI St. Joseph Health, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive, Summit Polymers, and UA Local 248.

Prize Sponsors were Air Integrity, Ag Pro - John Deere, Dewalt, Fastenal Co., and NAPA Auto Parts.