High school students to compete in Top of Texas Contest & Expo at AC

High school students from throughout the Texas Panhandle are expected to converge on Amarillo College’s East Campus to showcase their work and compete for prizes at the Top of Texas Career & Technical Education Expo.

The event is Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25-26. The East Campus (view map) is located at 1401 J Ave.

On-site contests will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25, with judging at 6 p.m. Competitive categories include Health Sciences, Construction, Welding, Woodworking, Robotics and CAD-CNC (computer aided design-computer numerical control).

Vendor booths and a job fair will be the focus on April 26 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the general public is invited to attend. Special demonstrations will be featured, and tours of AC’s technical education programs will be offered.

The event will conclude with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. on April 26.

The two-day Expo will have activities in the Student Service Center, Public Service Building, the Truck Driving Center, and the Manufacturing Education Center.

The vendor booths/career fair on April 26 will take place in the Student Service Center Gym.

Students from high schools in Amarillo Canyon, Hereford, Pampa, Tulia and beyond will be involved in individual and team projects and on-site challenges and demonstrations.

Student projects will reflect the skills they’ve acquired in such areas as Woodworking, Health Sciences, Welding, Communications, Robotics, and more.

For more information about the Expo, please contact Ernie Sheets, AC instructor of construction technology, at 806-335-4221 or edsheets22@actx.edu.