SkillsUSA 2018 Championships
Saint Paul College Students recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 27-28. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 102 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world.
During the week, more than 6,300 outstanding career and technical education students all state contest winners competed hands-on in 102 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry.
Students representing Saint Paul College:
Esthetics - Laura Seaboy
Quiz Bowl – Victor Durham – 3rd Place – Team Contest
Quiz Bowl – Ryan Elg – 3rd Place – Team Contest
Quiz Bowl – Ray Andrea Giles-Scott – 3rd Place – Team Contest
Quiz Bowl – Cornelius McCabe – 3rd Place – Team Contest
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 360,000-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 www.SkillsUSA.org.
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