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CNM Hosts State SkillsUSA Competition Friday

March 30, 2016 -- More than 530 high school and college Career Technical Education students from across the state will put their skills to the test at CNM on Friday, April 8, during the 2016 New Mexico SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference. Forty-six competitors will be CNM students.
CNM Hosts State SkillsUSA Competition Friday

Mar 30, 2016

There will be 60 contests in 45 CTE fields on Friday, in categories such as automotive repair, carpentry, masonry, culinary arts, welding, videography, photography, cosmetology and architectural/technical drafting. Fifteen are leadership contests, including job interview, prepared speech, extemporaneous speaking and job skill demonstration. On hand for the competitions will be 346 high school students and 187 college students.

Gold medal winners in each event will advance to the National SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky, June 20-24. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the national event.

In addition to rewarding students for excellence, the SkillsUSA Championships allow industry representatives to directly evaluate student performance while helping to keep CTE programs relevant to employers’ needs.

Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations. Test competencies are set by industry representatives. The New Mexico contest will be run with the help of 200 industry judges.

For more information about SkillsUSA, click here.