Media Alert: Students Converge For SkillsUSA Conference, Competition
Events Set for April 17-18
For Immediate Release Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486
Baltimore, MD (April 15, 2015)
Nearly 1,000 students from throughout the State will compete this weekend in the 42nd Annual SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference.
Students will display their abilities in everything from automotive collision repair to television production design in the Statewide competition. Winners will head to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville this coming June.
Career/Technology Education, and the need to fill the jobs of tomorrow, represent a driving force behind the success of SkillsUSA. Two recent Maryland reports from the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission and the Abell Foundation have called for improved career training and apprenticeship programs.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure the nation has a skilled workforce. The annual competitions showcase the best career and technical education students. Maryland has 5,500 students involved in SkillsUSA across 21 school systems.
WHO: Maryland students and teachers
WHAT: SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference
WHEN AND WHERE:
3:30 - 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 17.
Delegate Assembly (6:30 p.m.), Competitions (including Entrepreneurship and Welding)
Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology (CCMIT)
5700 Hammonds Ferry Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 17
Competitions (Carpentry and Collision Repair)
Center of Applied Technology North (CATN)
800 Stevenson Road
Severn, MD 21144
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18
Competitions (including Architectural Drafting, Computer Programming and
Mobil Robotics Technology) CATN
Competitions (including Audio Radio Production, Crime Science Investigation, and
Early Childhood Education)
North County High School
10 E. 1st Avenue
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Competitions (including Health Knowledge Bowl, Medical Math, and Nursing Assisting)
Stevenson University - Greenspring Campus
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Greenspring, MD 21153
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18
Maryland Fifth Regiment Armory
219 29th Division Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(Note: Other competitions are taking place at Anne Arundel Community Television, Anne Arundel County Fire Department Training Academy, CCBC-Catonsville, Earlbeck Gases & Technology, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Maryland State Dental Association and Printing Specialist Corporation. For a complete list of competitions and locations, go here.)