Fairmont State University one of many North Central locations hosting SkillsUSA events this weekend


Hundreds of West Virginia Career Technical Education students will participate in the 2019 state SkillsUSA competition in locations throughout northcentral West Virginia, including Fairmont State University. 

The event brings together the best CTE students in the state allowing each of them to showcase their skills in 52 sectors including automotive service technology, masonry and urban search and rescue.

“It’s really important for students to get involved early and so that they can help. All of us have a hard time trying to decide what we want to do when we get out of school and get out of college and SkillsUSA and a great way to help kids find their nitch and help students find out what they’re really good at and what they’re really.” said Jim Davis, coordinator of business administration at Fairmont State University.

Competitions will begin as early as 8 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at several sites across North Central West Virginia, with the opening ceremony starting at 6:30 in the evening on Friday at the Fairmont State University ‘Feaster Center’ Gym.

This weekend’s SkillsUSA competitions will take place at centers throughout north central West Virginia including the Advanced Technology Center, Fairmont; the Clarksburg North View Station; Cummins Crosspoint, White Hall; Fairmont State University, Fairmont; the Monongalia Technical Center, Morgantown; Robert C. Byrd Institute, Bridgeport; the United Technical Center, Clarksburg; and the West Virginia Carpenter’s Training Center, Bridgeport.

For more information, contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699 or Kristin.Anderson@k12.wv.us.

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