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SCTC Student Receives Recognition at 2022 SkillsUSA National Championship

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) student Jody Stevens represented his county and school well this summer during the SkillsUSA National Championship in Atlanta.

A metal fabrication student at SCTC, Stevens placed ninth in the Sheet Metal event at the national championship – a top recognition for a first-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) student. He joined more than 6,500 students from across the nation in competing in one or more of 108 event categories.  

In March, Stevens advanced to the nationals after earning Gold, or first place, in the Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship in Jackson.

Because of his accomplishments, Stevens is eligible for many available scholarships for skilled workers. He credits his accomplishments to his metal fabrication instructor Kirk Sullivan.

“My success comes from Mr. Kirk. He is always readily available to assist me in any difficulties of learning I may be having,” said Stevens.

Next year, Stevens and Sullivan plan to work hard to take home the Gold in the 2023 national championship.

Skills USA is a Career and Technical Education student organization serving more than 300,000 students across the country. Its goals are to ensure the country has a skilled workforce. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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