Career Tech Center students earn top spots in CAD competition
Lance Zelent (Whitehall), a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Student from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC), earned second place at the 2014 State Drafting Contest held at Muskegon Community College on March 21. MACTC students Brendan Nelson (Orchard View) placed third and Jake Chvala (Orchard View) placed fourth.
All three students competed in the AutoCAD division by solving engineering problems. Their solutions were evaluated based on accuracy, dimensioning, geometric tolerances, proper layer usage, and placement of views.
Muskegon Community College and The American Foundry Society sponsored the event. Nearly 100 students from Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties participated. The competition involved four different categories: Sketching, AutoCAD, 3D Solid Modeling, and 3D Solid Modeling Assembly.