10 Things You Don’t Know About SkillsUSA Minnesota

  1. SkillsUSA Minnesota has over 77 different state contests in trade, technical and service occupations at the SkillsUSA Minnesota Championships. Visit www.mnskillsusa.org for a complete list of state competitions, look under the Events tab for more information.
  2. At the SkillsUSA Minnesota Championships in Bloomington in March, there are over 500 volunteers from Minnesota’s business and industry that donate their time and energy for the state contests. Business and industry volunteers serve on the contest technical committee, design the state contest project, serve as judges, procure contest supplies and donations and assist with contest setup/teardown.
  3. The SkillsUSA Minnesota first place winner in each contest represents Minnesota at the SkillsUSA Championships, held during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO in June.
  4. Last year, over 1,000 students from both high school and college, competed in their chosen fields at the SkillsUSA Minnesota Championships.
  5. Last year, sponsors for the SkillsUSA Minnesota Championships were recognized by over 2,300 people that attended the awards ceremony.
  6. By supporting a specific contest, your company can directly effect current and future employees and consumers.
  7. SkillsUSA Minnesota members learn teamwork and employability skills at the same time they are learn ing technical skills.
  8. SkillsUSA Minnesota creates well-rounded employees, with both the leadership and technical skills they need for employment.
  9. SkillsUSA Minnesota members are also community leaders, giving back their time, energy and skills to their community.
  10. SkillsUSA Minnesota members are the key to Minnesota economic future and future workforce and you can become a part of that.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Polz, SkillsUSA Minnesota State Executive Director
763-560-1932
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