Nebraska students attend SkillsUSA national conference and skills competition

Published: Jul. 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM CDT
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Two hundred and thirty students and advisors from Nebraska attended the 53rd National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by SkillsUSA, June 19 - 23 in Louisville, KY.

More than 6,500 students, from 52 states and territories, competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.

Nebraska came home with 26 medallions and 65 Skill Point Certificates, representing completion of required skill competencies in their respective competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce while helping each student to excel.

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation students in high schools and college/technical schools.

The career and technical student organization provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development while building and reinforcing self confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills.

The association emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.

SkillsUSA promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Complete results can be found at the SkillsUSA website