Calhoun High School’s Kathryn Brook was recently honored at an annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development event.
Career and technical education students in your area won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2021 SkillsUSA Championships, held virtually from June 14-24, 2021.
More than 1,100 gold, silver and bronze medals were presented to students. Many winners also received industry prizes, tools of their trade or scholarships.
Brook was awarded the high school silver medal in T-Shirt Design.
Over 3,700 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world.
Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 107 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.
Industry leaders from 650 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers. Industry support of the in-person SkillsUSA Championships is valued at over $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material.
More than 1,000 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year.
Due to the pandemic, contests were conducted locally at schools or industry sites nationwide, with proctors supervising events and judges evaluating the students’ work.