The SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships will be held for the first time in Omaha April 16th-18th. More than 1,200 high school and college students will showcase their skills at the CenturyLink Center, the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and Metropolitan Community College’s south campus.
The April 17th competitions are free and open to the public.
The SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships features 96 competitions that challenge students to work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts.
All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations and test competencies are set by national industry standards. In addition, leadership contestants will demonstrate their skills, including extemporaneous speaking and job interview skills.
Top students earn prizes and scholarships from community colleges, businesses and industry. First-place winners go on to the national championships in Kansas City June 23rd-27th for the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students.
SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college students in programs preparing them for technical, skilled and service careers. In addition to technical skills training, SkillsUSA provides educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. More than 300,000 students and advisers join SkillsUSA annually.
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