ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Hundreds of New Mexico college students are trying to show off their skills in the real world as part of a statewide competition.
The students of Central New Mexico Community College were tested in things like crime-scene investigation, plumbing and cooking.
The competition is a way of encouraging students to develop real-world skills for their future.
"Just support our students when they go to Kansas City and locally. That's all we ask for; support our students," said Chris Venezuela, a new Mexico SkillsUSA board member. "They're going to be our workforce. They're going to be our future."
The winners of Friday's competition will compete for the national prize in Kansas City in June.
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