Over 395 Career Technical Education high school students from across the Bay Area will compete in various skills categories on Saturday, February 17 in the SkillsUSA 2018 Regional Leadership and Skills Competition hosted by Silicon Valley Career Technical Education. Additional students will perform leadership skills in front of judges. Families, community members, and business leaders are welcome to observe. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the opening program taking place in The HUB at 760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose CA 95136. The regional competition will conclude by 1:00 p.m.
Student competitions are held in Automotive Refinishing and Service Technology, Broadcast News Production, Carpentry, Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Firefighting, First-Aid CPR, Mobile Robotic Technology, Welding Fabrication, and many others. Leadership skills will be demonstrated in the Auditorium and include customer service, job interviews, and prepared speeches.
Students who place first in their respective skills category qualify to compete at the SkillsUSA California 51st Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference at the Ontario Convention Center on April 19-22, 2018.
The SkillsUSA California Region 1 serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. The nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000-member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, 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. The organization empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens as it improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce.
About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. Register for a free campus tour or get more information at: www.metroed.net
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