Students from all around New Mexico showcased their CTE skills at the 2019 event hosted at CNM's Main Campus

More Than 30 CNM Students Medal in New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition

Gold medal winners advance to SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., in June.
April 11, 2019

CNM recently hosted upwards of 500 college and high school Career Technical Education (CTE) students from around the state, including 40 CNM students, during the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition. They put their technical skills to the test in various CTE fields, such as automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts, and welding to name a few.

CNM students extended the college’s tradition of success at the event, bringing home a total of 34 medals, including 17 gold, 10 silver and seven bronze.

Two CNM students won gold medals with perfect scores of 100 percent and over. Imari Hunter scored 100 percent in the welding sculpture contest and Darius Zamarchi scored a whopping 104 percent in the automotive technology contest.

All of the gold medalists will travel to Louisville, Ky., in June to compete at the 2019 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2019 NM SkillsUSA Competition.

Here are some photos from this year’s event: