64 machining students from across U.S. visit MCC-BT for SkillsUSA SkillsUSA is an international organization of students, teachers and business partners that work together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. National SkillsUSA conference takes place in Kansas City with most competitions and events at Kemper Arena. However, the Precision Machining Technology competition takes place at MCC-Business & Technology using the manual lathes and mills in the CIMM lab. Competitors are given a print and must prove their machining skills by following instructions and fabricating the prescribed aluminum part. These parts are then measured and judged based on 1/1000 of an inch tolerance. Contestants in Precision Machining Technology use manual milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and surface grinders. They are also tested on CNC programming knowledge, verbal communication skills, technical math, and engineering drawing interpretation. Many local, regional and national sponsors assist with this competition through monetary donations and volunteer time from their employees.