The conference showcases students’ technical skills and offers 54 competitions for all sorts of professions.
“One of my favorite career competitions is called Team Works, and it’s a two-day competition where students literally build a room. It’s a team of four. We have a carpenter, a plumber, an electrical student, and a mason[ry] student, and they have two days two build a room from scratch and break it down,” said Skills USA State Director Natalie Donnelly.
Participants chosen for the state competition have already won their school-wide competitions.
Gold medal winners qualify for the SkillsUSA National Championships in Atlanta in June.