SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.
SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,900 students compete in 98 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department of Labor.
SkillsUSA programs include local and state competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During SkillsUSA Maine Championships, more than 400 students compete in 62 occupational and leadership skill areas. Gold medalists fromour state proceed to join more than 4,000 students to compete in annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships.
HCTC Students Stand Out at National SkillsUSA Competition!
June 2013 - Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) had three students come home from the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri with medals. The school brought three competitors and they all came home with awards for their efforts. They are:
Simon French and Rosie Conary (both of Ellsworth High School) - Bronze medalists in Television (Video) Production (High School) of the Media Communications program instructed by Benjamin Speed. Watch the award-winning video here!
Victoria Grindle (of Bucksport High School) - Silver medalist in Restaurant Service (Post-Secondary) of the Culinary Arts program instructed by Bill Baker.
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