Waco High School’s SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl state winners Cassidy Stieg who will be a senior, Josue Moralez a Junior, Alyssa Salazar a Senior and Elizabeth Garcia who will also be a senior are in Louisville, Kentucky, for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and championships. It’s the 52nd annual NLSC, a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to
participate in the weeklong event.
The SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in a variety of occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts.
Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. All the competitions will be open to the public and free of charge.
THE 2016 SkillsUSA UNIVERSITY is a great opportunity for instructors and students to attend free educational seminars on a variety of topics. SkillsUSA University features the latest trends, new technology and the best career opportunities.
The Waco High Students are accompanied by WHS CTE teachers Mark Penny, Jose Yau, Amy Helpert and Wanda Johnson. WHS SKILLS USA President David Basio, who will be a senior this year, will attend leadership workshops to help develop leaders at Waco High School.
The week culminates with an awards ceremony Friday evening at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Freedom Hall in Louisville.