(Bradenton, FL—June 27, 2019) Manatee Technical College has 45 students competing at the 2019 SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, June 24 to 28.
The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Approximately 6,500 high school and college students compete in over 100 separate events at the national level.
MTC students are competing in 16 skill, leadership and occupationally related contests.
In the college division, MTC students are competing in Additive Manufacturing, Automated Manufacturing Technology, Automotive Service Technology, CNC Turning, Collision Damage Appraisal, Cosmetology, Career Pathways Showcase-Health Services, Firefighting, Health Knowledge Bowl, Internetworking, Job Interview, Robotics and Automation, Technical Computer Applications, and Web Design. In the high school division, MTC students will compete in Firefighting, Medical Math, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
Southeast High School has two contestants in Digital Cinema Production, and two in TV Video Production. Bayshore High School has one student competing in Electronics Technology.
SkillsUSA is dedicated to improving the quality of our nation’s workforce by helping students to develop personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics that will prepare them for careers.
The largest career and technical student organization in the United States, SkillsUSA works to fill the skills gap in the American economy — the widening divide between the jobs available and the skilled workers ready to fill them.