Delaware Honors it’s Champions at Work!

The awards for the 2016 Delaware SkillsUSA State Contests were held on Tuesday, March 22 at the Modern Maturity center in Dover.  The top medalists of 66 state contests that were held throughout the state in the month of February were honored with more than $534,000 in student scholarships and prizes from industry and academic partners such as: Automotive Training Center, Burmax Company Inc., Delaware Technical Community College, G & E Welding Supply, Universal Technical Institute, IBEW Local 313, Keen Gas Company, Lincoln Electric, Lowe’s, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and many more. The top medalist in each individual contest was be recognized for their outstanding achievement and they may have earned the honor of representing the state of Delaware at the National SkillsUSA conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that recognizes the importance of students, teachers, and industry partners working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.   SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork

A list of last year’s 2016 State Finalists and the 2016 Awards Presentation are listed here.

To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us

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