LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) had four students compete in the 51st annual National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference. During the week, more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students—all state contest winners competed hands-on in over 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.
MVCTC Aviation Maintenance Technician student, Alexandria (Ali) Pompeii (Northmont), won the National Aviation Maintenance Contest and MVCTC Graphic Commercial Art student, Megan Miller (Wayne), placed second in the National Advertising Design Contest.
MVCTC Class of 2015 Graduates, Rayna Huffman (Dixie) and Jesse Ly (Vandalia-Butler), also completed at the National Competition. Rayna placed fifth in the National Prepared Speech Contest and Jesse placed seventh in the National Photography Contest.
Begun in 1967, the SkillsUSA Championships has grown from 54 competitors in three contests to more than 6,000 competitors in 100 hands-on skill and leadership contests this year. SkillsUSA adds contests to the SkillsUSA Championships to meet the demands of new and expanding occupations. SkillsUSA affiliated instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
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