The 2019 SD State SkillsUSA event was held in Sioux Falls on April 15th at several locations in Sioux Falls including CTE Academy and Southeast Tech’s campuses.

National SkillUSA Competitor List – All of the 1st place individual/team winners qualify attend the national conference in Louisville, KY this summer, June 24th – June 30th, 2019.

 

Last First Competition School
Bryant Celeste Audio Washington High School
Beyer Allan Audio New Tech High School
Hansen Madelaine Broadcast News Production Roosevelt High School/Foss

Mills

August

Broadcast News Production

Washington High School

Bakke

Noah

Broadcast News Production

Roosevelt High School

Jupiter

Joshua

Broadcast News Production

Brandon High School

Eiesland

Andrew

Diesel Technology

Washington High School

Holman

Madison

Television Video Production

Parker High School

Ruesch

Tristen

Television Video Production

Tri-Valley High School

Voss

Makenzie

Welding

Harrisburg High School

 

Build Dakota Scholarship Recipients

Last

First

Competition

School

Voss

McKenzie

Welding

Harrisburg High School

Novacek

Keegan

Auto Body

Roosevelt High School

Schwebach

Corbin

Auto Body

Tea High School

 

Other Competitors:

Last

First

School

Competition

Place

Roblewsky

Brennan

RHS

Welding Fabrication

3rd

VanDenHoek

Alexis

RHS

Welding Fabrication

3rd

Peters

Sidney

RHS

Welding Fabrication

3rd

NunezOlivar

Leonel

WHS

Film Prod (Digital Cinema)

1st

Lainez

Jordy

WHS

Film Prod (Digital Cinema)

1st

Thongvanh

Alex

WHS

Television Video Production

2nd

Fisher

Tyler

WHS

Television Video Production

2nd

Weber

Justin

WHS

Welding

2nd

Burmeister

Cody

WHS

Carpentry

2nd

Schneider

Caitlin

NTHS

Carpentry

2nd

Luedtke

Braiden

NTHS

Carpentry

2nd

Fechner

Ashton

NTHS

3-D Animation

1st

Schumacher

Brendan

NTHS

3-D Animation

1st

 

Calibri From SkillsUSA South Dakota’s Website:
"SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Membership:
More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 18,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations.In 2015, more than 17,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number reached this year is more than 360,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.9 million members since its founding in 1965.

Mission:
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Partners:
More than 600 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

Programs:
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy. The Work Force Ready System offers over 40 technical and employability assessments in 11 cluster areas.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) teaches 76 workplace skill competencies in a series of hands-on self-paced lessons.

The Career Skills Education Program (CSEP) contains 49 online lessons teaching basic employment and life skills to college/postsecondary students.

Student2Student Mentoring gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students in the area of career development.

CareerSafe is a credentialed 10-hour online training program developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide students with basic knowledge of safety and a credential desired in the job market."

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