Competition Welcomes Over 130 High School Students to Scranton
NEPA’s top career and technical education students gathered at Johnson College in Scranton for the district SkillsUSA competition. Students competed in 27 areas related to technical and occupational skills.
Ten local schools participated on December 14, including Lackawanna CTC, Carbon County CTC, Delaware Valley High School, Hazleton Area CTC, Susquehanna CTC, Tunkhannock Area High School, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Honesdale High School, West Side CTC and Wilkes-Barre CTC.
Johnson College’s faculty and staff hosted the events throughout campus. Judges included members of the Program Advisory Committees and industry partners from Northeast Pennsylvania.
“It is exciting to host our fourth SkillsUSA Competition on campus. SkillsUSA gives Johnson College a great opportunity to expose a new generation of technical students to our type of education. It is also an opportunity for the students competing to experience our campus and facilities first hand,” said Dr. Kellyn Williams, Chief Academic Officer at Johnson College, who had a large part in the planning of the event.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that prepares students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Their mission is to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. They serve over 300,000 students and instructors annually.
SkillsUSA competitions are held at local, state and national levels. The top scoring student in each program area will move on to the state competition in Hershey in April.
To view the results, visit the CTC of Lackawanna County’s SkillsUSA Facebook page.