Wylie Independent School District students picked up an individual and a team award last month in the 2019 Skills USA Championships held in Louisville, Ky.
More than 6,500 students competed in the showcase of career and technical education on June 26-27
Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 103 hands-on competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. Industry leaders from 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers.
Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership areas to students who met a threshold contest score defined by industry. The Skill Point Certificate is a component of SkillsUSA’s assessment program for career and technical education.
Earning a Skill Point Certificate in electronics technology was Landry Norris, a May graduate of Wylie East High School.
Burnett Junior High School students Jackson Schwarte, Kara Hunter and Ricardo Walker were awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Team Engineering Challenge.
“More than 6,500 students from every state in the nation participated in the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships,” SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence said. “This showcase of career and technical education demonstrates our SkillsUSA partnership at its finest. Our students, instructors and industry partners work together to ensure that every student excels. This program expands learning and career opportunities for our members.”
The SkillsUSA Championships event is held annually for students in middle school, high school or college/postsecondary programs as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
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