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Three male student weldingSouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Warren County Area Technology Center will host this year s Region 5 SkillsUSA competition on Friday February 27, 2015. Region 5 schools include; Allen County Technology Center, Barren County Area Technology Center (ATC), Butler County ATC, Franklin-Simpson Vocational Center, Monroe County ATC, Russellville ATC, and the Warren County ATC.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the organization and the theme is 50 Years of Champions at Work

The events will involve competitive activities in a variety of occupational skill and leadership areas. Leadership skills being evaluated include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, safety, opening and closing ceremonies, and job interviewing. Occupational skills include the building trades, health occupations, automotive technology, electrical/electronics, and personal services. Other competitions are: outstanding SkillsUSA chapter, community service, entrepreneurship and customer service.

SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel. SkillsUSA Kentucky is a member of the SkillsUSA national organization serving teachers, and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.

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SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, approximately 1,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job 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 and is an OSHA Alliance partner.

Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels. First, second and third place winners in the contest will receive a gold, silver, or bonze SkillsUSA medallion.

The contests are organized by and run through a partnership of industry, labor and education. More than 5,500 students from all states advance and compete in the national event.

SkillsUSA is the official U.S. representative to the WorldSkills Competition. For mor information about SkillsUSA go to

Region 5 Competition
Friday, February 27, 2015

7:30 Registration Begins - Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC Staff)

  • Main Campus, Building F, Conference Room

8:00 Opening Session Building F, Conference Room

  • Welcome SKYCTC Official
  • Greeting Melissa Jones, SkillsUSA Region 5 Coordinator
  • SkillsUSA Contest Overview Denna White, SKYCTC Director of Admissions

8:30 Skills Contestants Depart for Contest Areas (a shuttle will transport students to offsite contest sites)

  • Main Campus (Leadership; Automotive; Electricity amp; Motor Control; Welding, Welding I amp; Welding Fabrication; HVAC)
  • KATI (Computer Maintenance Technology and Computer Programming; Architectural CAD amp; Architectural Board Drafting; Technical CAD amp; Technical Board Drafting)
  • Transpark (Precision Machining; CNC Milling amp; Automated Manufacturing)
  • Warren County ATC (Automotive I, Carpentry, Carpentry I, Cabinet Making)

9:15 Technical Competitions (see attached schedule)

  • Contests can begin earlier if all competitors are present
  • Lunch will be served at the campus in which the student participates in their technical competition. The shuttle will resume transportation at 11am to return students who are finished with competition back to the main campus.

11:00 until 11:45 Lunch

Available for Contestants, Advisors, Judges, Committee Chairs, Bus Drivers, etc. (students are to eat lunch at these locations the shuttle will resume at 11am to take students back to main campus as they finish lunch/competitions.)

  • Main Building F, Conference Room
  • KATI, Transpark, Warren County ATC

11:45 - 2:00 Leadership Competitions (see attached schedule)

3:00 Awards/Closing Session Building F, Conference Room

  • Melissa Jones

Other Locations:

Information Center Building F, Conference Room

  • Registration, Lost and Found, Judges Gifts

Tally Room Building F, Room 8

  • Bonnie Hanes, Susan Cassady and Amy Cannon
  • Committee Chairs bring score sheets here at completion of contests

Student Commons Area Building F, Conference Room

  • Snacks, movies, and playing cards available

Student Commons Area Building F, Conference Room

  • Snacks available, movies, and playing cards available