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SkillsUSA high school competition at NOVA-Manassas

January 6, 2011 9:00 AM

What
On Thursday, Jan. 6, the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host the regional SkillsUSA high school competition in automotive technology and maintenance. Students from C.D. Hylton Senior High School, Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center, and other local schools are expected to participate. The best time for interviews and photos is between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

Competition Information
The competition consists of a written test and six work stations. High school students will be judged on technical competency, accuracy, quality, safety and ability to follow directions. The winner of the automotive technology competition will receive a $1,000 NOVA scholarship and the winner of the automotive maintenance competition will receive a $500 NOVA scholarship. In addition, winners advance to the state competition  with the opportunity to win a spot in the national competition. More than 15,000 people are expected to participate in the National Leadership and Skills Conference in June.

Where
Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. Drive around the traffic circle in the front of the campus and turn right. The automotive building is at the back of the campus.

Contact
Gary Phares at 703-257-6676 or gphares@nvcc.edu

Background
SkillsUSA (formerly known as VICA) is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually,organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. The organization has served more than 9.9 million members.