LOUISVILLE, KY (4/2/2012) – Hundreds of career and technical education students from high schools and community and technical colleges across Kentucky will compete in contests demonstrating their skills in career areas including automotive technology, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity and welding on Wednesday, April 4 in Louisville. The contests are part of the 2012 SkillsUSA Kentucky State Conference, April 2-5 in Louisville.
During the SkillsUSA competitions, students will work against the clock and each other to prove their expertise in various occupations. Contests are run with the help of industry experts, trade associations and labor organizations.
“These students are demonstrating more than their skills. They are proving that our workforce is preparing to lead the way in every technical area our country needs to maintain a strong global economic presence,” said Fran Dundon, SkillsUSA Kentucky state interim director. “We are very proud of this talented group of students who are true champions dedicated to excellence in their trades.”
There are 88 competitive events including:
• Automated manufacturing, carpentry, CNC milling, CNC turning, welding fabrication and TeamWorks (includes residential carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity and teamwork skills) contests at the Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center, 1245 Durrett Lane, Louisville, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
• Automotive service technology competition at the Jefferson Community and Technical College, Building B, Room 144, Louisville, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
• Welding contests competition at the Jefferson Community and Technical College, Building B, Room 148, Louisville, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Winners will compete in the national championships this June in Kansas City, Mo. Click here to access the conference program which includes a complete list of competitions.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson will address students the morning of Thursday, April 5.
Information provided by Kim Brannock
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