SkillsUSA State competition in partnership with LDCC

Darian Atkins joined with Jessica discussing the SkillsUSA State Competition in partnership with LDCC.
Darian Atkins joined with Jessica discussing the SkillsUSA State Competition in partnership with LDCC.(KNOE)
Published: Feb. 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM CST
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It’s time for the community to show off their working skills in this first annual SkillsUSA State Competition.

Darion Atkins from Louisiana Delta Community College joined us in the studio to discuss the exciting things underway in the SkillsUSA State Competition.

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industries working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Over 400 students will be selected as gold winners to advance to the national competition.

This year LDCC will be partnering with SkillsUSA for the first time. There will be judges from different industries judging the competitions and the students’ based on performance.

Students will be competing for a gold, silver, or bronze medal in 44 vocational categories.

Atkins adds the culinary arts and the commercial baking students of LDCC are excited to be competing for the first time in an actual restaurant. Their competition will be held at Chef Cory Barr’s restaurant, The Parish.

With over 400 students competing and people in the area participating in the competition, Atkins believes it’s a great economic boost for the city.

“What this means for us and the twin cities is that over the 3 days, an influx of about 600 people will be in the area, which creates a great economic boost for the twin cities.”

The first day of competition is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 from 1:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The competition will continue from March 25 through the 27 at Monroe and West Monroe LDCC campuses.

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