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Metcon Sponsors Battle of Careers for Robeson County Students

Metcon is a proud sponsor of the Battle of the Careers which was held on March 21. 2015 at the Southeaster Agriculture Center in Lumberton, NC.  More than 100 students from across the Public Schools of Robeson County put their skills to the test during the district’s Battle of Careers. The second annual competition featured students from the school system’s seven high schools, as well as students from the Career Center’s Trade and Industrial classes.


Battle of the Careers included events in: Soldering, Landscape Design, Frame by Frame Animation, Creating A Brochure, Culinary Food Art, Toys That Teach, Recycle and Redesign, CPR/First Aid, Health Careers Display, Promotional Billboard Presentation, Life Savers, Network Design, Welding, Engine Repair & Design, Building Our Future, Computer Assembly and Diagnostic Testing, Photoshop Design, 3D Modeling, Electrical Wiring, and The Final Four of Masonry & Safety Guards.  After each of the 17 events, students were judged on the demonstration of applied skills taken directly from learned Career Technical Education curriculum.


Herman Locklear, the Career Technical Education director for the Public Schools of Robeson County, says he hopes the event sparks an interest in students to choose a career and not a job.


“The Battle of Careers is designed for students to showcase their performances of the different career areas they are being taught in,” Locklear said. “It illustrates potential workers for the future.”


Metcon's Sam Isham, Executive Vice President, Samantha Locklear, Project Manager, and Ronda Deese, Estimating Assistant participated as judges. (pictured below with students)  Metcon was pleased with the knowledge shown by the students and was astonished at how well they performed in the competitions related to the construction industry.