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Skills USA

7 months ago

Skills USA is an integral part of the training here at BCCTHLC.  It is a part of the daily shop training by our instructors. Mrs. Peggy Lowe, Cosmetology Instructor, is the adviser of the school's Skills USA club.

Membership into this association gives students leadership training, social participation in activities, fund raising projects, vocational initiatives and club achievement programs.  Student membership is automatic when enrolled at BCCTHLC. 


FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics

7 months ago


What is FIRST Tech Challenge?
It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.

The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.

Any special skills required?

All skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical and non-technical. Teams need all kinds of skills to succeed, so what are you good at? Chances are we have a job for you. And we’ll probably teach you a few new ones while you’re with us.

Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more. FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.