Justin Owen and Trent Oswald Recognized

Justin Owen and Trent Oswald Recognized at Senior Night
Posted on 11/15/2019

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Mr. Justin Owen and Mr. Trent Oswald Recognized at CHS Senior Night:

By Mrs. Jessica Dalton, Principal of the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center

This evening we have a special presentation for one of our own; Cavalier alumnus Mr. Trent Oswald.  Trent is a 2019 graduate of Chatham High School; he was also a student in the precision machining program at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center (PCTC).
Joining Trent on the field tonight is Mr. Justin Owen Precision Machining instructor at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center, Mrs. Angela Rigney CTE Director for the division, and Mrs. Jessica S. Dalton Principal at the PCTC. Accompanying Trent are his parents Ron and Summer Oswald and Trent’s brother Landon Oswald. 

Representing SkillsUSA is Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center’s Treasurer Ms. Verenice Macias.  
On June 28, 2019, Trent Oswald competed in the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  After many hard weeks of preparation, Trent brought home the Gold medal in CNC Milling at the national competition.  This competition gives competitors the opportunity to showcase their skills pertaining to advanced manufacturing. During the competition Trent was assessed in his ability to write CNC milling programs, interpret blueprints, measure and gauge parts, and demonstrate theoretical knowledge of CNC operations.  After winning his gold medal with a score of 860 out of 1000, Trent won $4,000 and received numerous offers for employment.

At this time the administration at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center would like to acknowledge Trent Oswald and his advisor Mr. Justin Owen with their National rings for their dedication and passion for Precision Machining and Career and Technical Education.

 They would like to thank their sponsors who helped make this opportunity possible for students: American Plastic Fabrication, Berger Truck Sales, Advanced Auto, Meadows Automotive Center, Mr. Tim Smith, Mrs. Deborah Moran, Mrs. Anna Blair, Dr. Mark and Sherrie Jones, Mr. Ben Davenport, Mr. Jack and Mrs. Shirley Shelton, Gretna Theater, R. Allen Easley, Danville Lifesaving Crew, Chatham Animal Clinic, Kania and Associates LLC, Robert Woodall Chevrolet INC, Traveltyme INC, Tyler Flower Shop.

The PCTC administration would also like to thank the machining staff at Danville Community College and Dylan Hardy who helped Trent and spent hours working with him to prepare for this competition.

Career and Technical education offers students the opportunity for hands-on learning through application.  At the career and technical center, students are offered the opportunity to explore career pathways and build stackable credentials and skills that will carry on into industry, workforce, and/or college. 

PCTC offers students 19 different pathways and program areas.  The administration encourages students and parents to visit the facility, and they look forward to providing an experience that will offer a wide range of career opportunities for your child.