HFO Midwest Support SkillsUSA Ohio


At HFO Midwest our passion for education drives us to excellence every day. For the 2nd year Greg Pratt (Sales Engineer) of HFO Midwest was the facilitator in Columbus Ohio for the State CNC Milling, CNC Turning and CNC Technician competitions. From preparing students, setting up the competition area, writing and grading tests to grade entry Greg was instrumental in a successful experience for students, teachers and volunteers.

This year the State of Ohio had 17 competitors for CNC Mill, 17 competitors for CNC Lathe and 10 competitors for CNC Technician. These 44 competitors had all won regional competitions throughout the state to earn the privilege to compete. Students took a written test, programmed applicable parts on Haas Automation CNC simulators and completed hands-on metrology testing to advance to the national SkillsUSA finals in Louisville Kentucky this summer.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to education – and SkillsUSA is one of the ones that we put our words into action. Thank you to Greg for being so instrumental and thank you to our judges: Jeffrey Bee, John Saunders, Casey Schultz, Brett Caulder, Scott Opel and Scott Harding.

Most importantly congratulations to the following schools that had students take Gold medals and advanced to the National competition in June in Louisville Kentucky. CNC Milling: Vanguard-Sentinel CTC CNC Turning: Apollo Career Center CNC Technician: Apollo Career Center