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Paso Robles High to host Skills USA competition this Saturday 

Conference will host over 700 students

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Paso Robles High School

Paso Robles High School will be hosting the Region 2 Skills USA California Conference this Saturday, Feb. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Gil Asa Gymnasium. The conference will have over 700 student competitors from the counties of San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Kern, Fresno, Santa Barbara, and San Benito. Judges for the competition include many local business owners and industry personnel.

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry, “working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” Skills USA provides educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education in schools. PRHS has one of the largest CTE programs in the state. Courses offered at PRHS include culinary arts, automotive industry, building trades, informational technology, digital media, early childhood education, law enforcement, welding, and leadership. The CTE courses help students develop a skill set to prepare them to enter the workforce.

PRHS has 166 students registered in competitions. There will be about 80 different competitions throughout the day in various categories. As part of the competition, students have to perform in several skill components and written tests including the presentation of a resume. The top two students in each category advance to the California State Conference in San Diego from March 31 – April 3. From there, students move on to the national conference in June in Louisville, Kentucky. Last year, PRHS sent eight students to the national conference.

Parents, business owners, industry personnel, and the general public are all invited to watch the students in action.

For more information, please contact:

Denise Conte (Regional Coordinator)
Randy Canady (teacher)



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