Dominick Billings of Deer Isle, ME, an automotive student at Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) in Ellsworth, took the silver medal in the state’s SkillsUSA automotive competition. Billings is the first student to place a medal from HCTC in automotive in five years.
Billings, a member of the school’s National Technical Honor Society, has secured an Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) internship at Darlings Chevrolet, a dealership in Ellsworth.
Billings, who has been working there for more than 10 months, said he really enjoys the work. “I have learned so much from the other technicians I work with.”
Billings will pursue his automotive training in the GM ASEP program at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH, this fall.