Bluegrass Community & Technical College hosted the SkillsUSA North Central Regional South District 15 competition on March 8. The event is considered a “workforce Olympics” of career and technical education. More than 300 high school juniors and seniors from Mercer, Woodford, Madison, Clark, Garrard, Lincoln, Harrison, and Franklin Counties attended the event. Students from Southside Area Technology Center and Eastside Area Technology Center also attended.
Students matched skills with their peers during the event in contests including architectural drafting (CADD), welding, mobile robotics, automotive technology, carpentry and collision repair. Students also showed off their leadership skills in math, job interviewing and extemporaneous speaking and writing.
BCTC awarded the first place winners in each event with a waiver for three college credit hours. Those winners will compete in the state competition and winners at the state competition will advance to the International Skills USA Championships.
Bluegrass Community & Technical College offers accredited certificate, diploma and degree opportunities designed to improve employment opportunities and maximize success in education and training. For more information about the college and its programs, go to http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/.