Thirty-six St. Clair County TEC students placed in the top three at the regional SkillsUSA competition, qualifying the group to move on to the state competition in April. On February 8, students from seven programs at the St. Clair County Technical Education Center competed. According to a weekly newsletter, overall, TEC had more than 50 students compete in the regional contest that included categories such as auto and collision repair, construction, digital media technology, engineering and robotics, metal machining, and welding. Students from Culinary Arts competed at the regional contest on Feb. 7. The photography contest in the Digital Media Technology category and Information Technology will have their regional contest later this month. In all, St. Clair County TEC is expected to have more than 70 students from 10 programs compete at the State contest in Grand Rapids April 17 to 19. The St. Clair County Technical Education Center (TEC) is facilitated through St. Clair County RESA and provides high school students with the opportunity to develop skills that help them find their place in the work world.