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U.S. skills conference showcases technical education

Kansas City, Mo. -- SkillsUSA returned to Kansas City June 23-June 27, 2003, for the 39th annual National Leadershi...


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July 18, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Kansas City, Mo. — SkillsUSA returned to Kansas City June 23-June 27, 2003, for the 39th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.

More than 12,500 people — including students, teachers and business partners — participated in the week-long event.

More than 4,000 career and technical education students — all state contest winners — competed hands-on in 73 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

The students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, industrial motor control, automated manufacturing, aviation maintenance and mechatronics.

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Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labour organizations, and test competencies are set by industry.

The top competitors were awarded gold, silver or bronze medallions. In addition to their medallions, some winning competitors receive scholarships and/or tools of their trade provided by industry sponsors.

For results of the 2003 competition, or more information, visit www.skillsusa.org.