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CNM to Host 600-plus Students from Across State for SkillsUSA Competitions April 13

Gold Medal Winners to Advance to National SkillsUSA Championships in June
CNM to Host 600-plus Students from Across State for SkillsUSA Competitions April 13
Carpentry students compete at the 2017 New Mexico SkillsUSA Championships at CNM.

Apr 05, 2018

More than 600 high school and college Career Technical Education students from across the state, including CNM students, will put the skills they’ve learned to the test at CNM on Friday, April 13, during the 2018 New Mexico SkillsUSA Championships.

There will be more than 65 contests in CTE fields, such as automotive repair, carpentry, masonry, culinary arts, and welding to name a few.

Gold medal winners in each event will advance to the National SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky, June 25-29. CNM students have a long tradition of success at the national competition. See the list of CNM medal winners since 2008 below. 

More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and industry partners — are expected to participate in the week-long event.

In addition to rewarding students for excellence, the SkillsUSA Championships allow industry representatives to directly evaluate student performance and help keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The students also get valuable networking opportunities with employers.

Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. The New Mexico contest will be run with the help of 220 industry judges.

For more information about SkillsUSA, click here.

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