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Students to compete at 2023 state workforce development event

Thousands of career and technical education students will compete in contests demonstrating their skills in career areas, including transportation, in Ontario, April 13-16

Ontario, Calif.—Thousands of career and technical education students from middles school, high school and college postsecondary schools across the state will compete in contests demonstrating their skills in career areas including manufacturing, transportation, construction, hospitality and human services. The future workforce of California will be on display at the SkillsUSA California championship competitions to be held in Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, April 13-16.

“These students are demonstrating their skill while proving that our workforce is prepared to lead the way in every technical area our country needs to maintain a strong global economic presence,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. “CTE is learning that works for America, and we are very proud of this talented group of students who are champions dedicated to excellence in their trades.”

SkillsUSA improves the quality of the nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Its vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member with the opportunity to achieve career success.

During the competition, students will work against the clock, proving their expertise in occupations such as automotive service, electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. All contests are run with the help of industry experts, trade associations and labor organizations, and will test competencies are set by professional industry standards.

The winners will go on to compete in the national SkillsUSA Championships this June.

The 120 competition categories and the schools participating this year are listed on state SkillsUSA website: https://www.skillsusaca.org/state.

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