2018-07-12 / News

Saginaw students honored at workforce event

Career and technical students in Michigan won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky. June 27-28.

More than 6,300 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. Organizers say it is the largest skill competition in the world, covering over one million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 102 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

A total of 1,036 gold, silver and bronze medals were presented to students. Many winners also received industry prizes, tools of their trade and scholarships.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership events to students who met a predetermined threshold score in their competition.

The following local students received championship medals and Skill Point Certificates:

• Christopher Lowe, of Freeland and a student at Saginaw Career Complex was awarded the high school bronze medal in Culinary Arts.

• Alex Giglio, of Saginaw and a student at Western Michigan University was awarded the college silver medal in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

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