ICAT Brings Home Silver

ICAT Brings Home Silver
Posted on 06/23/2017
Campbell receives Silver Medal

ICAT Brings Home Silver Medal


Louisville, KY – Two Idaho Center for Advanced Technology (ICAT) students received top ten at the Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Ben Campbell, a recent completer from the Drafting Technology Program, earned a Silver Medal (2nd place) in Technical Drafting and Sierra Hinojosa, a completer of the Law Enforcement Program, placed 7th overall in the Law Enforcement event. Both graduated from Nampa High School this spring.  Campbell plans to further his education at Northwest Nazarene University in Engineering and Hinojosa plans to attend College of Western Idaho to focus on Law Enforcement before attending Boise State University to work towards a Criminal Justice degree. Each student had to qualify to attend the conference by placing top in their respective events at the Idaho conference in March. Accompanied by Hinojosa and Campbell, were ICAT instructors/advisors Steve Sanders (Law Enforcement) and Roc Cox (Drafting).  SkillsUSA welcomed over 16,000 students, advisors, and guests for their 53rd Annual NLSC. 


About ICAT

Idaho Center for Advanced Technology (ICAT) is the Career and Technical Education school of Nampa School District. ICAT operates as a Career Technical School (CTS) according to Idaho state code and allows all high school students from NSD to participate in career training within 28 Career Pathways.  ICAT is embedded within the three comprehensive high schools which allows students to transfer from their home-school location for training.   For more information, go to:


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Local, state and national championships, designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials. For more information, go to: