Technical challenges x 22: SkillsUSA drawing area students

High school students to compete Feb. 28, March 1 on campus
​Jerry Poling | February 20, 2019

About 300 students along with advisers from high schools throughout Wisconsin are expected at UW-Stout for the Regional SkillsUSA event Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1.

UW-Stout is hosting the event for the 36th straight year. Students will compete in 22 categories such as urban search and rescue, photography, precision machining, carpentry, welding sculpture, technical drafting and first aid/CPR.

David Craig of Oregon High School works on his search and rescue robot during the 2018 SkillsUSA competition at UW-Stout.A new category this year is computer programming.

The event begins Thursday with leadership competitions from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Skills competitions will be in four campus buildings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, with auto service technology held at Menomonie High School.

An awards ceremony is from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall of the student center.

Several competition categories are open to middle school students.

SkillsUSA logoUW-Stout’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management is sponsoring Regional SkillsUSA. Approximately 75 UW-Stout students and 25 faculty and staff are volunteering.

Abhimanyu Ghosh, an assistant professor in the engineering and technology department, is the event coordinator.

The regional event will help competitors prepare for state and national SkillsUSA events. SkillsUSA is based in Virginia and has more than 13,000 student chapters in the U.S.

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David Craig of Oregon High School works on his search and rescue robot during the 2018 SkillsUSA competition at UW-Stout.


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