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SkillsUSA Michigan 2018

Description:

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

 

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

 

Each April, approximately 500 business and industry leaders will coordinate nearly 80 skill and leadership contests that they have prepared for the 1,500 student members from across the state.

 

These are entry-level, hands-on skill contests, evaluated by the same industry leaders who prepare them. The contests are based on industry driven occupational skill standards. Business partners work throughout the school year to plan the competitive events and many of them hire their new employees right off the competition floor!

 

After participating in contests during the day, members will have free time to meet and socialize with other SkillsUSA Michigan members, and explore downtown Grand Rapids. Chapter delegates will also elect the new SkillsUSA Michigan State Officers who will lead us into another exciting year!

 

Sunday’s award session showcases the top students in each contest. Generous industry leaders donate thousands of dollars in prizes in the form of scholarships, tools, reference manuals and training aids for the winners and their schools. First place winners from each division in most contests are offered the opportunity to represent Michigan at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference!

Event Times:
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
11:00 PM
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
11:00 PM
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
11:00 PM
Event Type:
Convention