NTMA-trained group repeats regional sweep at California state level.

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, is pleased to announce today that the SkillsUSA Competition team from the NTMA Norwalk & Ontario Facilities took home the Gold medals for CNC Mill and CNC Lathe categories from the SkillsUSA 2008 California State Competition held in Fresno, California on April 12th. This latest series of wins is a repeat of the team's exceptional performance at the California SkillsUSA Region 6 competition where they won all twelve medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze, across four categories – CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, Conventional Mill & Lathe, and Conventional Mill. In recognition of their Gold medal wins at the California State Competition, the students were presented with seats of GibbsCAM software.

"We are extremely proud of our students' accomplishments," stated Rick Kumler, Lead Instructor, NTMA Training Centers, Ontario Campus. "With the training they've received our students are ready to enter the workforce as extremely productive contributors. We look forward to competing at the national level at the SkillsUSA National Competition held Kansas City, MO in June." The group from the NTMA Norwalk & Ontario Facilities had two Gold medal winners in the categories of CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Cynthia Moran won the Gold medal for CNC Lathe. James Kumler won the Gold medal for CNC Mill.

"Gibbs and Associates is proud to be an active part of these student's future career aspirations," commented Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "Without the youth of today becoming interested and trained we will not have a workforce of tomorrow. We wish each and every one of these students who participated in the Skills USA competition a very promising future in manufacturing. We are pleased to present them with a seat of GibbsCAM in recognition of their accomplishments."

For more information about GibbsCAM or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email [email protected] . For more information about the NTMA training facilities in Southern California, go to www.trainingcenters.org. For more information about SkillsUSA CA, go to www.casusa.org.