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SkillsUSA high school competition on Wednesday - Winner advances to state level

February 20, 2008

What
On Feb. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host the regional SkillsUSA high school competition in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. NOVA faculty will judge the contest, which consists of a written examination and hands-on troubleshooting and repair. Call Patrick Dennis at 703-878-5784 for best time to attend and directions to the competition.

Competition Information
High school students will be tested on their ability to perform such jobs as troubleshooting and recommending service and repair, brazing, refrigerant component servicing, air measurement and troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, and refrigerant recovery. They will be judged on the use of tools and test equipment, speed, accuracy and safety. The winner will advance to the state competition and the student who places first in the state competition will earn a chance to go to the national conference.

Where
Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge

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. More than 285,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 15,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2008
Contact: Carlene Mackereth
703-257-6658
cmackereth@nvcc.edu

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.