WA SkillsUSA Regional Competitions

NOTICE: All CamTech or Technology Education Students…
If your interested in competing in any of the following  Southwest Washington SkillsUSA Regional Competitions, please contact Mr. Williams by November 20 to submit your registration information. The following events are currently available to enter…

  • Robotics Automation
    Challenges two-person teams to demonstrate operation of a five-axis servo-robot along with a set of sensors and motorized devices to resolve a simulated production process problem. Teams set up and demonstrate operation of a robotic workcell from a word problem. Contestants are required to create a flow chart and sequence of operation. Teams are also judged on efficiency, speed and teamwork.
  • Computer Programming
    Competition consists of project coding and output, a skill-related written test and an interview. The contestants will receive a packet that includes instructions to the written test and each of the two projects. Each project’s specifications are written for Visual Basic, Java, C#, C++ and RPG. The projects will be saved on the Desktop in a folder called “SkillsUSA Contestant#_.” All projects will be downloaded to a jump drive or diskette (whichever the student prefers) and transferred to a main station to be printed, both code and screen.
  • Digital Design “SkillsUSA State Pin Design”
    Students present their state-winning pin along with their artwork and participate in an oral presentation regarding all aspects of their creation of the design. He/she will explain how the pin represents the state, its unique qualities and why another SkillsUSA student or adult member would want to wear it.
  • Digital Photography
    Contestants demonstrate their ability to use digital SLR’s, image editing software (Adobe Photoshop) and professional studio lighting. Students perform on-site photography, portrait studio lighting & posing, process and print digital photos and submit two 11×14 or 16×20 mounted & matted photographs in advance of the contest to be judged and displayed at the competition. Contestants are evaluated on their mastery of entry-level job skills.

CamTech Showcase Night – May 23, 2017

The CamTech Program will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Project Showcase Night here at CHS on Tuesday May 23, 2017 starting at 5:00 PM in the CHS Theater. At 5:20 PM we will migrate across the hall to our CamTech labs where students will be sharing a variety of projects and work they’ve done this past year in many of their lab courses. All CHS students and parents are invited to attend…

Manufacturing Hiring Fair May 25

Start Your Career Today!
More details on the event here
See Mr. Williams if you’re interested in attending.

  • Earn $12 to $17 per hour t start + Benefits.
  • Get Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Have Retirement Saving Plans.
  • Access Tuition Reimbursement for college that is offered by many of the manufactures.

Minimum Requirements

  • 18 years of age or turning shortly.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Able to work in the US and pass a criminal background check.
  • Able to pass pre-employment drug screen.

Allyssa Heilbrun Places 3rd at State SkillsUSA in Photography

Sophomore Allyssa Heilbrun and Senior Alexis Royal qualified to represent SW Washington for Photography late February in SkillsUSA. This was a first for Camas to compete in SkillsUSA in the photography category. Allyssa came out of the SW Washington region take 2nd and Alexis took 4th. This gave them the opportunity to attend the state competition hosted in Yakima Thursday through Saturday last weekend. The state had over 900 students and 85 advisors.

The photography competition had the top five students from the five regions going thought the challenges for two days. The students had a two print submission section. They completed a 50 question technical quiz. They completed an in person interview. They identified 15 images needing corrections or had technical issues. They took a photo easy challenge that represented pattern. With images taken during the challenge, they completed a conceptual piece. They finished off with completed an advertising layout. This took two hours Thursday and 8 hours Friday.

We will know the final scores later this week. What we do know is Allyssa Heilbrun qualified third. The qualifications gives her an opportunity to represent the state of Washington in Nashville, Tennessee in late June.


Apply to enter CamTech now!

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You will also need to complete the normal forecasting process and include one or more CamTech courses your wanting to take.

Students can apply to enter CamTech year around and courses completed back through your 9th grade year can still be applied to completing a program strand in CamTech. So join us and start you future now!

CamTech Important Dates & Notices



  • SW WA Manufacturing Knowledge Fair  Thurs. Oct. 6th
  • CamTech Large Group Meeting – CHS N. Commons Tues., Feb. 14th 2:20pm
  • AutoDesk Field Trip – Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017
  • Dorothy Fox Family STEAM Night – Wednesday, March 8th @ 5-7pm
  • CamTech Internship Info Sharing Meeting – Tues., Mar. 14th @ 2:30pm CHS
  • Columbia Forging Tour (Interested Internship Students) – Thursday March 17th
  • 2017-18 CHS Forecasting for next year’s classes – March 13-17th
  • Boeing Company Tech Prep Open House – Thursday, March 16th @ 6pm
  • SW WA Construction Knowledge Fair –  Tuesday March 21st
  • SkillUSA Robotics Competition Longview, WA– Thursday April 20th
  • CamTech Showcase Night – Tuesday May 23rd @ 5- 6:30pm CHS


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Please check the website on regular bases for news, events and activities…


Your goal as a CamTech student is to…

  1. Increase your knowledge and skills in one or more Technical areas of interest by taking related CamTech classes here at CHS.
  2. Complete one or more CamTech Program Strands.
  3. Get involved…
    – Attend Field Trips and Guest Speakers
    – Be a part of the CamTech Student Leadership Team (SkillsUSA)
    – Join one of our Competitive Events Teams (SkillUSA, FIRST Robotics, Science Olympiad)
    – Participate on a CamTech action committee.
    – Participate in a CamTech sponsored Community or School District service project.
  4. Participate in a Internship Program if the opportunity presents itself and it’s appropriate for you.
  5. Complete a CamTech Project that demonstrates a high level knowledge and skill.

Our goal as a collective CamTech teaching staff is to…

  1. Offer technical courses and activities that will increase your opportunities for success beyond CHS.
  2. Work with you to develop your knowledge and skills in a variety of technical areas of study.
  3. Create a program environment that allows you to be around and learn from other students with similar interest.
  4. Assist and direct you with Internship program opportunities.
  5. Recognize those students that have COMPLETED a CamTech program(s) of study. (Graduation Cords & Sashes, Transcripts, College/Employment Resumes and Letters of Recommendation.

If you have any questions about anything outlined above please feel free to ask any of your CamTech staff members… Thank you!
K. Williams, D. Huegli, M. Chase, S. Gillispie