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CNM Hosts State SkillsUSA Competition

April 5, 2013 -- More than 700 students from colleges across the state competed in the 2013 New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition on Friday, April 5. There were 45 competitions that took place at CNM’s Main Campus and other sites around the city.
CNM Hosts State SkillsUSA Competition

CNM student Kori Piatt struck gold in the Aviation Maintenance competition at the state SkillsUSA event in 2012.


Industry professionals judged the student competitors on the skills they'll need to succeed in the workforce. The competitions tested students’ skills in areas such as automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts, masonry, plumbing, residential wiring, and many more.

Seventy-six CNM students participated in the state competition, where the gold medal winners in each event will advance to the annual National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., from June 24-28.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce for the future. It is a national nonprofit organization serving secondary and postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled-service occupations.

CNM has a very active SkillsUSA Chapter. In 2008, CNM won the national silver medal in the category of most outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter.

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