SkillsUSA Students Compete at Nationals

on June 25, 2019

Manhattan Tech students Sheldon Wilson (HVAC Gold Medal) and Philip Champion (Job Interview Gold Medal) who placed first from the Kansas State Leadership and Skills Competition are attending the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-28, 2019. There, they will compete against winners from all across the nation in the largest display of skills training in the country.

According to the SkillsUSA website, "SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 103 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure."

Manhattan Tech wants to wish the students the best of luck in their competitions!