Mid-State hosts over 100 students for its second regional SkillsUSA competition

Metro Wire Staff

Mid-State Technical College hosted 113 middle and high school students from 11 school districts for its second annual SkillsUSA regional competition on Jan. 19.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. As a nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.

Students representing Antigo, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Marshall, Marshfield, Monona Grove, Oregon, Stevens Point, Wausau West, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Rapids and Wittenberg-Birnamwood schools had the opportunity to compete in nearly 20 different career and technical education events.

Event categories included Job Interview, Culinary, Related Technical Math, Welding, Precision Machining, Team Engineering and more.

Students that placed in the regional competition will advance to the State Leadership & Skills Conference (SLSC) to be hosted in Madison on April 9 and 10.

“We are proud to host our second SkillsUSA regional competition and welcome middle and high schoolers from across Wisconsin to our campus,” said Mike Berry, Mid-State Precision Machining Technician instructor and SkillsUSA Wisconsin college/post-secondary association state director. “The SkillsUSA regional competition not only brings students with similar interests together to cultivate meaningful connections but also provides a unique competition environment for students to test and build their career and technical skills.”

View all upcoming events and competitions at mstc.edu/events.