held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego, CA
Click here to see the official AWFS press release (PDF document).
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See the project plans for the 2012 contests:
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA’s mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
The regional contest is the first level of competition for students in SkillsUSA. Those who score highest at regionals are invited to compete at State Conference, and those who win Gold at State will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) in Kansas City, MO in June.
Top-scoring, age eligible medalists from nationals will compete at the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial at the AWFS Fair, July 24-27, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. The winner from this event will go on to WorldSkills Madrid in 2015.
With over 300,000 student and advisor members across the nation, SkillsUSA is one of the most widely recognized and respected organizations supporting and promoting students entering careers in skilled trades. It is of critical importance to AWFS and our member companies to see students encouraged and trained in skilled trades. Like all manufacturing segments, the wood products manufacturing industry is in need of skilled workers to replace the vast numbers of retiring baby boomers. We recognize that supporting students and education and is the future of our industry.
Although this year’s contest cycle has nearly ended, SkillsUSA is always seeking industry support and involvement at the regional, state and national level, and it’s never too early to start planning for next year! Assistance as a volunteer or donations of tools, supplies or materials are appreciated. Contact Adria Torrez (firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 215-0311) to explore ways to help!