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                      SkillsUSA Members Attend
               Skills Ohio Championships in Columbus

THE 2010 SKILLSUSA OHIO STATE CONFERENCE GATHERED NEARLY 3000 MEMBERS
AND ADVISORS FROM CAREER TECHNICAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT
OHIO, INCLUDING ______ MEMBERS OF THE __________________________ SKILLSUSA
CLUB. THIS ANNUAL EVENT OF OHIO SKILLSUSA WAS HELD IN COLUMBUS, APRIL 23
AND 24, 2010.


VOTING DELEGATES REPRESENTING OHIO'S 32,000 MEMBERS ELECTED STATE
OFFICERS AND ATTENDED TO ASSOCIATION BUSINESS DURING THE TWO-DAY
CONFERENCE.   THEY ALSO ELECTED NATIONAL OFFICER CANDIDATES AND
SELECTED NATIONAL VOTING DELEGATES TO REPRESENT OHIO AT THE UPCOMING
NATIONAL SKILLSUSA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE.


THE SKILLS OHIO CHAMPIONSHIPS CONSISTS OF 81 TECHNICAL AND LEADERSHIP
CONTESTS. PARTICIPANTS ARE CHALLENGED TO COMPLETE A PROJECT IN THEIR
AREA OF TECHNICAL TRAINING WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD WHILE BEING
SCORED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES FROM BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION. TOP
QUALIFIERS WILL COMPETE IN THE SKILLS USA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KANSAS CITY,
MISSOURI, JUNE 21-26, 2010, FOR NATIONAL HONORS.


OVER 2000 OHIO SKILLSUSA MEMBERS COMPETED FOR THE GOLD, SILVER, AND
BRONZE MEDALLIONS AWARDED TO THE TOP THREE FINISHERS IN EACH CONTEST
AREA. THE SKILLS OHIO CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINS WITH LOCAL COMPETITIONS WITH
WINNING MEMBERS PROGRESSING TO REGIONAL, STATE, NATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS.


SKILLSUSA IS A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR CAREER TECHNICAL
STUDENTS TRAINING FOR CAREERS IN TRADE, INDUSTRIAL, TECHNICAL AND
HEALTH RELATED OCCUPATIONS. SKILLSUSA IS A PARTNERSHIP OF STUDENTS,
TEACHERS AND BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY WORKING TOGETHER TO INSRUE
AMERICA HAS A SKILLED WORKFORCE.

				
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