South Adams / Area 18 Machine Trades

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     Feed and Speed Online Calculator (FSWizard)

     

    Online NC Editor (ncviewer.com)

     

    NIMS TESTING

     

     IVY Tech Dual Credit Registration

     

    Haas Certification Program

     

    19-20 Student Survey

     

    Mike Rowe interview about Vocational Education and the Skills Gap

     

     

     
      
     
     

      
     
     
     
     

    Congratulations!

    2019 SkillsUSA

    National Leadership and Skills Conference

     

    Austin McKibben – 8th Place High School CNC Turning Specialist

    Mason Sell – 2nd place Post-Secondary CNC Milling Specialist

    Luke Yoder 8th place High School CNC Milling Specialist

     

    During the week of June 24, 2019, Austin McKibben, Luke Yoder, and Mason Sell participated at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky competing in separate CNC Specialist Competitions. Austin in CNC Turning (High School Level), Luke in the CNC Milling (High School Level), and Mason in the CNC Milling (College Level)

     

    The main part of the contest was for competitors to program a HAAS CNC Simulator. Each was given 2 hours to use Trigonometry, Shop Math, and/or Geometry to calculate coordinates needed to program the HAAS CNC simulator according to the part print supplied. Austin had his Lathe contest on Wednesday while Luke and Mason competed in the Milling contest Thursday. After each contestant is finished with their program, it was graded using Vericut software and a HAAS CNC Applications Engineer randomly choose programs to run on an actual CNC machine.

     

    The remainder of the contest included written tests, hands-on tasks, metrology, and a graded interview. The first test was GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), where they were tested on theory and application of symbols and rules commonly used by engineers and machinists. The next section was on process control, which included inspection of parts using tools such as depth micrometers, outside micrometer, protractors, and dial calipers. Then each contestant was tested on General Machining Knowledge, which can include any aspect of manual or CNC Machining and some really difficult math. Contestants were also scored on professionalism, official dress, and their resume during a mock interview.

     

    Austin and Luke are both part of the South Adams High School class of 2020. After High School, Austin and Luke both plan to pursue a degree in Engineering. Mason is a 2018 graduate of South Adams High School. Mason is currently employed at Intri-Cut, Roanoke, IN where he works in their manual machining area; setting up and operating a variety of machining equipment. Mason will be a sophomore at Purdue University – Fort Wayne this fall where he will be pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree.

     

    For placing 2nd in the Nation, Mason will receive a $3500 cash scholarship through the Gene Haas Foundation. Other prizes include: Skullcandy headphones from NIMS/HAAS ($90 value), $200 cash scholarship from Magna Corp, and Several books from Industrial Press including the 30th edition Machinery’s Handbook with CD/rom.

    Luke and Austin both received $500 from the Gene Haas Foundation and Skullcandy headphones from NIMS/HAAS ($90 value)

           

     

    L-R Mason Sell, Austin McKibben, Luke Yoder

     

     

    What is SkillsUSA???

    SkillsUSA is to Career and Technical Education as FFA is to Agriculture

     

    SkillsUSA is preparing students for careers ranging from Auto Service to Welding (sorry, no Z contests J). Basically, if you can support your family with a hands-on career, there is probably a contest for it.

     

     

    SkillsUSA Stats

     

    Started in 1965

     

    427,000 members Nationwide including all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and Navajo Nation

     

    3500 members in Indiana

     

    Region 2 (our regional contests) Northeast Indiana has the largest number of members of any region in the state

     

     

    NLSC (National Leadership and Skills Conference)

    • 2 million square feet (or 20 football fields)
    • Over $36 million to run the NLSC each year supported by over 600 business, industry and labor organizations.
    • 6,600 competitors
    • Over 2000 volunteer judges
    • 103 different contests

     


    3-D Visualization and Animation

    Action Skills

    Additive Manufacturing

    Advertising Design

    American Spirit

    Architectural Drafting

    Audio/Radio Production

    Automated Manufacturing Technology

    Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair (Demonstration, High School only)

    Automotive Refinishing Technology

    Automotive Service Technology

    Aviation Maintenance Technology

    Barbering (Demonstration)

    Basic Health Care Skills

    Broadcast News Production

    Building Maintenance

    Cabinetmaking

    Career Pathways Showcase

    Carpentry

    Chapter Business Procedure

    Chapter Display

    CNC Milling Specialist

    CNC Technician

    CNC Turning Specialist

    Collision Damage Appraisal (Demonstration)

    Collision Repair Technology

    Commercial Baking

    Community Action Project

    Community Service

    Computer Programming

    Cosmetology

    Crime Scene Investigation

    Criminal Justice

    Culinary Arts

    Customer Service

    Cyber Security (Demonstration)

    Dental Assisting

    Diesel Equipment Technology

    Digital Cinema Production

    Early Childhood Education

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Electronics Technology

    Employment Application Process

    Engineering Technology/Design

    Entrepreneurship

    Esthetics

    Extemporaneous Speaking

    Firefighting

    First Aid/CPR

    Graphic Communications

    Graphic Imaging Sublimation

    Health Knowledge Bowl

    Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

    Industrial Motor Control

    Information Technology Services

    Interactive Application and Video Game Design

    Internetworking

    Job Interview

    Job Skill Demonstration A

    Job Skill Demonstration Open

    Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology

    Marine Service Technology

    Masonry

    Mechatronics

    Medical Assisting

    Medical Math

    Medical Terminology

    Mobile Electronics Installation

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Motorcycle Service Technology

    Nail Care

    Nurse Assisting

    Occupational Health and Safety

    Opening and Closing Ceremonies

    Outstanding Chapter

    Photography

    Pin Design

    Plumbing

    Power Equipment Technology

    Practical Nursing

    Prepared Speech

    Principles of Engineering/Technology

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Quiz Bowl

    Related Technical Math

    Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance (now called Internet of Things and Smart Home)

    Restaurant Service

    Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

    Robotics and Automation Technology

    Screen Printing Technology

    Sheet Metal

    T-shirt Design

    Team Engineering Challenge (Middle School)

    TeamWorks

    Technical Computer Applications

    Technical Drafting

    Telecommunications Cabling

    Television (Video) Production

    Web Design

    Welding

    Welding Fabrication

    Welding Sculpture


     

     

    ** It costs a student almost $1400 to prepare for and attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to compete in a CNC Machining Contest.

    Thank you to everyone that helped us with another successful year at the National contest

     

    How Mason was helped

    Organization

    Contact person

    Funding towards Hotel & National reg.

    Gene Haas Foundation

    Toni Neary

    Study Material and Machinist Calc Pro 2

    HAAS - HFO Chicago

    Chad Longstreth

    Funding towards Hotel & National reg.

    Machinist Group of Northeast IN

    Bruce Cynar

    Food Cards and Shirts

    FCC, Adams

    Sandra Affolder

    Math / Trigonometry Training

    SAHS

    Craig McKean

    Math / Trigonometry help

    Hoosier Pattern, Inc.

    Todd Yoder

    Donated Haas Simulator for class

    Hoosier Pattern, Inc.

    Keith Gerber

     

     

    ** National SkillsUSA CNC history

    Previous National Contestants from Area 18 Precision Machining @ South Adams:

    2008 – Nathan Burke (NW) – CNC Milling (6th at Nationals)

    2010 – Chance Manley (AC) – CNC Milling (7th at Nationals)

    2013 -  David All (SA) – CNC Milling (13th at Nationals)

    2015 – David All (SA) – CNC Milling (7th at Nationals)

    2015 – Michael McKinley (JC) – CNC Turning (3rd at Nationals)

    2016 – Noah Lehmann (SA) – CNC Technician (3rd at Nationals)

    2016 – Michael McKinley (JC) – CNC Turning (4th at Nationals)

    2017 – Luke Knapke (JC)– CNC Technician (10th at Nationals)

    2017 – Kyle Rittmeyer (NW) – CNC Milling (20th at Nationals)

    2018 – Mason Sell (SA)– CNC Milling (2nd at Nationals)

    2019 – Mason Sell (SA / PFW) CNC Milling Post-Secondary (2nd at Nationals)

    2019 – Austin McKibben (SA) – CNC Milling High School (8th at Nationals)

    2019 – Luke Yoder (SA) – CNC Turning High School (8th at Nationals)

     

    2017 & 2019: Indiana was represented in machining at the Skillsusa National contests exclusively by students from Area18 classes!!! Two from SA and one from Huntington North. (Area18 consists of a cooperative of Adams, Wells, Jay, Huntington, and Blackford Counties)

     

    2018: This was the first year that all 3 schools that participate in our regional contest at Purdue University-Fort Wayne represented Indiana at the National Contest!!!! This is a huge deal to me since we need great machinist throughout Northeast Indiana

    *Area18 Precision Machine @ Huntington North High School - Jacob Burns (6th at Nationals), CNC Turning Specialist - Brian Murrey, Instructor

    *Impact Institute Precision Machine @ East Noble High School - Eric Taylor (3rd at Nationals), CNC Technician - Jason Thomas, Instructor

    *Area 18 Precision Machine @ South Adams - Mason Sell (2nd at Nationals), CNC Mill Specialist - Jerod Dailey, Instructor

     With these Results, this means that our Region is the best Multi-School Regional in the Country! (several states only have one school competing in all 3 contests)

     

    2019: 3rd consecutive year that Northeast Indiana has placed in the top 10 with all of the CNC contestants at nationals! 1st time Northeast Indiana has medaled at the post-secondary level.

     

    Area 18 Precision Machining @ South Adams supports students from Adams Central, Bellmont, Bluffton-Harrison, Jay County, Norwell, South Adams, Southern Wells, and Home Schooled Students from Adams, Jay and Wells Counties!

     

     

    ** www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

    Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

     

    For more information about the National Leadership and Skills Conference, go to:

    http://skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/

     

    For pictures and more information please follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram @area18machining

                (fyi- you do not need to have an account to view pictures)

                www.twitter.com/area18machining                www.instagram.com/area18machining

     

    Thank You!!

     

    Jerod L. Dailey

    Journeyman Machinist - United States Department of Labor

    Instructor – Area 18 Precision Machining @ South Adams HS

    ( https://www.southadams.k12.in.us/domain/101 )

    Member – Machinist Group of Northeast Indiana (www.machinistgroup.org)

    Member – Indiana National Tooling and Machining Association (www.intma.org)

    • Monday
      • 4:30pm-5:30pm Registration at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic church, Clarksville, IN (gym)
      • 6:00pm Welcome dinner/meetings begins ... all must to attend for important information and competitors will take PDT... and other FUN activities.
        • Bring #2 Pencil
      • Hotel registration after welcome dinner
      • 10pm – Advisor meeting in hotel conference room
    • Tuesday
      • All CNC Contest orientation at Freedom Hall
      • Lathe and Mill Study
    • Wednesday
      • CNC Lathe Contests 7:45a-3p (arrive at 7:30)
      • Nice Restaurant for Supper
      • Milling contestants study!!
    • Thursday
      • CNC Mill Contests 7:45a-3p (arrive at 7:30)
      • Nice Restaurant for supper
      • Evening Activity- Kentucky Kingdom for all (kinda like kings island)
    • Friday
      • Sleep in after a full week! Student choice on activities until awards.
      • Evening Activity- Awards Ceremony at 5:00 pm Freedom Hall and Champions Reception/dinner immediately after in the Kentucky Exposition Center

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    State SkillsUSA (L) Mason Sell 1st CNC Mill (R) Keagan Yoder 2nd CNC Lathe
     

    Congratulations to the Area 18 Precision Machine Class @ South Adams who participated in the Indiana State SkillsUSA Contestants that competed against the best in the state on Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14 in CNC Turning and CNC Milling Contests (CNC = Computer Numerical Controlled). Students were challenged with precision measurement and were given a blueprint for a part where they used Geometry, Trigonometry and Technical Shop Math to calculate all the missing points for the part. The contestants were given 2 hours to program each part for a HAAS CNC Simulator. Students had to make sure their program would run the simulator as it would in a real CNC Machine.

    Results:

    2nd place - Keagan Yoder - CNC Turning Specialist programmed a round part with contouring, grooving, and threading

     1st place - Mason Sell -  CNC Milling Specialist programmed a rectangular part with contours and holes. Mason, a Senior at South Adams will be representing Indiana at the National Skills and Leadership Conference as a CNC Milling Specialist June 25-29 in Louisville Kentucky!!

     Area 18 Precision Machining @ South Adams supports students from Adams Central, Bellmont, Bluffton-Harrison, Jay County, Norwell, South Adams, Southern Wells, and Home Schooled Students from Adams, Jay and Wells Counties! 


     

    DP Techology (Esprit) Instagram posting

    of South Adams Precision Machining

    www.instagram.com/p/Bgq8hdxFzq1 

     


    South Adams / Area 18 Precision Machining was featured on

    WPTA 21Alive's 21 Country with Eric Olson on

    Friday March 16, 2018

    http://www.wpta21.com/story/37768246/precision-education

      


     
     
     
    Advanced Auto Service Tech and Precision Machining Students visit the NHRA nationals in Indianapolis

    South Adams / Area 18 Advanced Auto Service Tech and Precision Machining Students visit the NHRA nationals in Indianapolis

     
     
      
     
     
     
     
    Congratulations!

    2017 SkillsUSA

    National Leadership and Skills Conference

     Luke Knapke –  10th place CNC Technician

    Kyle Rittmeyer –  20th place CNC Milling Specialist

     During the week of June 19, 2017, Luke Knapke and Kyle Rittmeyer participated at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Luke competed in the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Technician competition, while Kyle competed in the CNC Milling Specialist Competition.

     The main part of the contest was for competitors to program a HAAS CNC Simulator. Luke and Kyle were given 2 hours to use Trigonometry, Shop Math, and/or Geometry to calculate coordinates needed to program the HAAS CNC simulator according to the part print supplied. Kyle programmed a Mill part on Thursday while Luke was tasked with programming a Lathe part on Wednesday and a Mill Part on Thursday. After each contestant was finished with their program, it was graded using Vericut software and then a HAAS CNC Technician allowed one “Cycle Start” on a previously set-up piece of material to run the contestants’ part(s).

     The remainder of the contest included written tests, hands-on tasks, metrology, and a graded interview. The first test was GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), where they were tested on theory and application of symbols, related math, and rules commonly used by engineers and machinists. The next section was on process control, which included inspection of parts using tools such as depth micrometers, digital height gage, metric micrometer, and telescoping gages. Then Luke and Kyle were tested on General Machining Knowledge, which can include any aspect of manual or CNC Machining. Contestants were also scored on professionalism, official contest dress, and their resume during a mock interview.

     Kyle is a 2017 graduate of Northern Wells High School. Kyle is employed at Hoosier Pattern, Inc. (Decatur, IN) he is planning to complete their 5-year apprenticeship and become a Journeyman Patternmaker.

     Luke is a 2017 graduate of Jay County High School. Luke is currently employed at Fullenkamp Machine, (Portland, Indiana) where he works on setting up, programming and operating a variety of machining equipment.

     Both Kyle and Luke received Acer 10” tablets and $1000 cash scholarships through the Gene Haas Foundation and NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) as a congratulations gift for winning the Indiana State contest and participating in the National Competition.

     

    Kyle (left)  -  Luke (Right)             

    Kyle Rittmeyer (CNC Milling Specialist) left and Luke Knapke (CNC Technician) right

     

    David All, a 2015 graduate of South Adams / Area 18 Machine Trades, who is now completing his Tool and Die degree at Vincennes University also made his 4th trip to Nationals. This year while representing Indiana and Vincennes University, David Placed 7th in the Nation at the post-secondary level!

     

    What is SkillsUSA?    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

    Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

     

    Thank you to everyone that helped us prepare for the 2017 national contest

     

     

    For more information about the National Leadership and Skills Conference, go to:

    http://skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/

     
     
     
     
    Contact Instructor Jerod Dailey for more information about courses offered at South Adams                                            


     

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