As the world witnesses the Olympics in Sochi, area high school students will take part in their own Skills Olympics as Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Warren County Area Technology Center host this year’s District 4 SkillsUSA competition on Friday February 21, 2014.
The events will involve competitive activities in a variety of occupational skill and leadership areas. Leadership skills being evaluated include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, safety, opening and closing ceremonies, and job interviewing. Occupational skills include the building trades, health occupations, automotive technology, electrical/electronics, and personal services. Other competitions are: outstanding SkillsUSA chapter, community service, entrepreneurship and customer service.
SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students enrolled in training programs including technical, skilled, service, and health occupations.
SkillsUSA was originally known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). Prior to 1965, SkillsUSA Kentucky is coordinated by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Workforce Investment, Office of Career and Technical Education, also known as Kentucky Tech.
Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels. First, second and third place winners in the contest will receive a gold, silver, or bonze SkillsUSA medallion.
The contests are organized by and run through a partnership of industry, labor and education. More than 5,500 students from all states advance and compete in the national event.
SkillsUSA is the official U.S. representative to the WorldSkills Competition.
Region 4 Competition
Friday, February 21, 2014
7:30 Registration Begins - Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC Staff)
8:00 Opening Session – Building F, Conference Room
8:30 Skills Contestants Depart for Contest Areas (ATC’s responsible for transportation)
9:15 Technical Competitions (see attached schedule)
11:00 until 11:45
Lunch Available for Contestants, Advisors, Judges, Committee Chairs, Bus Drivers, etc.
11:45 - 2:00 Leadership Competitions (see attached schedule)
3:00 Awards/Closing Session – Building F, Conference Room
Information Center – Building F, Conference Room
Tally Room – Building F, Room 8
Student Commons Area – Building F, Conference Room