Strong showing by Cook County high schools in machining competition
High school students from Cook County were big winners last Thursday at the Technology & Manufacturing Association's 28th annual Precision Machining Competition, an annual contest designed to encourage students to pursue high-paying careers in advanced manufacturing where skilled workers are in heavy demand.
Palatine High School students took a first-place award, four top-three finishes and swept the CNC milling competition. Streamwood High School students received two first-place awards, seven top-three finishes and swept the tubing bender competition. A Wheeling High School student recorded a second-place finish. Students at East Leyden High School in Frankling Park notched two top-three finishes in CNC turning and CAD design.
About 300 students from 22 northern Illinois high schools participated in the competition at Mazak Corporation's Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg.