On March 1-4, 2016, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) held their National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Industry professionals gathered from across the country to compete in 15 events covering 13 craft skills. Companies picked their best of the best to represent them in this battle of the skills. Michael Noschese, a senior at CTHS, took 1st place in structural welding. Michael competed against 14 others, 13 of which were industry professionals. Also competing was a Goose Creek CISD Stuart Career Center student from Baytown. This is the first time that high school students have been allowed to compete in this contest. Performance Contractors chose to sponsor both of these students to represent them at the competition. At 17 years old, Michael is the youngest winner of this contest ever. We would like to thank Salvador Mellado, from Performance Contractors, for fighting for the opportunity for these students to compete.
“Our industry is in great need of talented, career oriented individuals who will turn an opportunity into a success story. It is an honor for us, Performance Contractors Inc. to be represented by such talented young professionals.”- Sal Mellado
Courtesy of Greg Mitchell, CTE Business Partnership Liaison
Pasadena Independent School District