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About 350 students expected for annual SkillsUSA competition

February 20, 2012

Advertising design, architectural drawing, engineering technology, screen printing, solid modeling and dragsters. Those are just some of the categories attracting about 350 middle and high school students to the SkillsUSA competition at UW-Stout.

The 29th annual event is scheduled Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24. Skills competitions are from 9:30 to noon Friday, with an awards ceremony from 1-2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Leadership competition and campus tours are Thursday.

About 75 UW-Stout students and 25 faculty and staff are helping organize the event, which is sponsored by the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. SkillsUSA is based in Virginia and has more than 13,000 student chapters in the U.S.

“It’s a great competition and a nice way to showcase our labs and to meet our students and faculty,” said Greg Slupe, event coordinator and UW-Stout assistant professor of technology.

The competitions will be in Jarvis Hall, Fryklund Hall and the Communication Technologies Building. Two events also are scheduled at Menomonie High School.

For more information, contact Slupe at 715-232-1462, slupeg@uwstout.edu or 715-232-2225.

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