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SVCTE to Host 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition

SVCTE to Host 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition

Press Release…For Immediate Release


Metropolitan Education District   		Contact: Jason Sholl
760 Hillsdale Ave				Public Information Officer
San Jose, CA  95136				(408) 723-4245
February 2, 2017				jsholl@metroed.net

preview-skillsusaOver 356 Career Technical Education high school students from across the Bay Area will compete in various skills categories on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the SkillsUSA 2017 Regional Leadership and Skills Competition hosted by Silicon Valley Career Technical Education. An additional 80 students will perform Job Demos in front of judges.

The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration taking place in SVCTE’s “The HUB” and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose CA 95136.

Student competitions are held in Automotive Refinishing and Service Technology, Carpentry, Culinary and Baking, Crime Scene Investigation, Dental Assisting, Electrical Construction Wiring, Firefighting, First-Aid CPR, Information Technology, Medical Assisting and Terminology, and Photography. Job Demo contests are held in CNC Technician, Digital Cinema Production, Drafting, HVAC, Robotics and Automation Technology, Welding and many others.

Students who place first in their respective skills category qualify to compete at the SkillsUSA California 50th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego on April 20 through 23.

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. Industry partners include the California Department of Education, Del Taco, Lowe’s, and Toyota Motors.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. National SkillsUSA week will be celebrated February 5-11, 2017.


MetroED provides career technical education and adult education programs to over 2,600 students in Santa Clara County. MetroED’s programs include Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (SVCTE), formerly known as Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE), formerly known as the Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP).