EASTERN to host SkillsUSA District Competition 2016

SkillsUSALogoEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) will host the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 2 Competition on February 2 and 3, 2016. SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 2 offers competitive activities in which career and technical students strive to win in a variety of job skills and leadership areas. Eight local career and technical schools share the responsibility of hosting this event annually including EASTERN, Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, Central Montco Technical High School, North Montco
Technical Career Center, Delaware County Technical High School, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, Bucks County Technical High School, and Williamson College of the Trades. EASTERN last hosted the event in 2000.

Competitions begin at the local level, move to the district level, and then continue through state and national levels. It is important for the students to participate in a competition that will reflect a cross-section of the industry skills needed to prepare them for the state and national levels. The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2015-16 school year is SkillsUSA: Champions at Work – Connecting You to Career Success.

Competitions scheduled for February 2 include Advertising Design, Auto Service Specialization, Basic Health Care, Collision Repair Technology, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Extemporaneous Speaking, Firefighting, First Aid/CPR, Medical Math, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Related Technical Math, Web Design, Welding, and TeamWorks.

Competitions scheduled for February 3 include Action Skills, Automotive Refinishing, Auto Service Technology, Carpentry, Crime Scene Investigator, Criminal Justice, Customer Service, Electrical Construction, Employment Application Process, Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Control, Job Interview, Job Skill Demo, Medical Assisting, Medical Terminology, Nail Care, Nurse Assisting, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Prepared Speech, Technical Computer Applications, and TeamWorks.

All media are welcome to cover events. If possible, please pre-register with Amy Shields at 215-784-4806 or ashields@eastech.org.

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