Mark Javurek, Process Engineer at Forest City Gear, was chosen to judge for the TE&E Regional High School Competition in Rockford, IL on April 21, 2023.
The competition, organized by CEANCI and hosted by UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters, brought together students from 6 area high schools. Approximately 50 students competed school-against-school in four divisions: automotive, cabinetry, engineering, and welding. Javurek represented Forest City Gear on-site as a judge, observing and ranking the students’ use of knowledge, ability, skill, and safety throughout the competition.
“It was a pleasure to be a judge for the TE&E Regional Competition. The competition was very well organized, and the host’s accommodations were outstanding. All the students were dedicated to their task, and they competed well. This competition is a great highlight for regional schools to showcase their technical education programs,” said Javurek. “CEANCI is helping to provide more resources and I believe that technical education programs and organizations, like CEANCI, are imperative for the future generation of machinists and trade workers.”
Since 1987, CEANCI has provided career and technical programming to students from 14 schools in 9 school districts across the Northern Illinois region.