Local Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event

Local Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event

August 1, 2019 0 By newtownpress

LOUISVILLE, KY — Career and technical students from our area won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, KY in June.

Frederick Holland, from Mickleton and a student at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (Sewell), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Automotive Service Technology.

Amelia Alberici, from South Harrison and a student at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (Sewell), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Employment Application Process.

Chadenzo Antolini, from Swedesboro and a student at Salem County Vo-Tech (Woodstown), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Welding Sculpture.

More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world. Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 103 hands-on competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership areas to students who met a threshold contest score defined by industry. The Skill Point Certificate is a component of SkillsUSA’s assessment program for career and technical education.