SkillsUSA competition this Friday at Bay College

ESCANABA — The best career and technical students from across the Upper Peninsula will compete in various skills categories on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in the annual SkillsUSA competition hosted by Bay College. This year’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. with registration in the student cafeteria and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony.

Student competitions are held in Automotive, Computer Maintenance Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding. This year Bay College will award four $1,500 scholarships to students who place first in the overall categories, and four $500 scholarships to students who place second in the overall categories.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. National SkillsUSA week will be celebrated Feb. 4 to 10.

Students, who place in their respective skills category, will qualify to compete in a statewide competition in Lansing, Michigan in the spring.

Interested students should contact their school advisors or Mary Dittrich, Bay College, Business and Technology, at 906-217-4081 for more information.