Local student honored at National SkillsUSA Championships

Jul 02, 2014

A student from the Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center was honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce.

Thomas Jahn, of Lake Stevens, was awarded the high school bronze medal in CNC Turning, one of the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 25-26 in Kansas City.

The Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center is part of the Mukilteo School District.

Industry leaders representing over 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

All contests were designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education.

The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.

As a high scorer in his contest, Jahn also received a Skill Point Certificate. The Skill Point Certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry.

The SkillsUSA Championships have been a premier event since 1967. The Skill Point Certificates were introduced in 2009 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System.

SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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