Twenty-two students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center showcased their skills at the SkillsUSA Championships during the 54th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 25-29, 2018.
- Graphic Communication – Julia Meassick, Liberty High School
- Promotional Bulletin Board – Lauren Conaway, Westminster High School; Lauren Jenne, Westminster High School; Clare Preston, Westminster High School
- Cosmetology – Julie Plunkert, Westminster High School
- Diesel Equipment – Mason McKetchnie, Century High School
- Television (Video) Production – Nora Sanchez, Liberty High School; Taran McNulty, South Carroll High School
- Digital Cinema Production – Alec and Jacob Rosinski, Westminster High School
In addition, Brittany Whitestone, a former student at the Career and Technology Center, was selected to compete in the WorldSkills Graphic Communications competition in Russia.
Outstanding career and technical education students – all state contest winners – competed hands-on in 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. Students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting, and culinary arts. Contests were run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, and test competencies were set by industry.