On February 9th, students from Harrison Elementary School participated in their first year in the SkillsUSA competition. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
In its inaugural year, Harrison’s Chapter sent 12 students to Delta College to participate in a variety of skills, such as “Team Engineering,” “Pin Design,” “Mobile Robotics,” and “Job Skill Demonstration. These skills required some to work in groups to complete a task, or independently to present a skill that the student has prepared for judges.
Besides students having to participate in events, students are required to dress for success. Many students traded in their loose jeans and oversized hoodies for black slacks, tie, and a red SkillsUSA blazer.
Overall, the day was a success for Harrison as all students from their chapter qualified for the state championships in Ontario CA from April 25th – 28th.