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Good Luck to Our Champions at National SkillsUSA Competition
Monday, June 15, 2015
Six Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from both the F. Donald Myers and Southern Adirondack Education Centers along with their advisors are at the 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., from June 22 to 26. This conference caps a year-long celebration of SkillsUSA's 50th Anniversary.
Two students are participating as state officers and four students are competing out of 6,000 anticipated contestants in the 100 contests offered. Championships are held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the airport Crowne Plaza and the Firefighting Academy for a total contest area that is equal to 19 football fields. A total of 1,080 medals will be awarded.
Below are the students who are competing listing their name, competition, CTE program, Home School, CTE Center respectively:
Students who are participating as officers:
Teachers, who are officers and advisors who are attending:
Students have been preparing for the national competition for months, often staying after school to be coached by their teacher. They have competed at a local, regional and state level to earn their place in the national competition. The competition measures a student’s hands-on skill in their chosen field of study as interviewing for jobs and public speaking. Students are given an assignment that must be completed within a set time frame and are judged by business and industry leaders.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. It was formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).