LCTI students revving up for SkillsUSA competition

SkillsUSA Districts Good LuckSCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | More than 100 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students are gearing up to compete at next week’s SkillsUSA District 11 Championships.

LCTI’s competitors will face off against students from four other schools —  Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School — in 54 contests of skill on Wednesday at the Agri-Plex in Allentown. The top finishers will represent District 11 this spring at the 2016 SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships in Hershey.

Here is a complete list of LCTI students who, as of Friday, are slated to participate in the event.

The championships are an opportunity for students from the region’s career and technical high schools to apply what they’ve learned in class to challenging scenarios that simulate demands of the 21st-century workplace. Participants compete in categories ranging from culinary arts and crime scene investigation to technical drafting and information technology services.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open to the public, the championships give students a chance to demonstrate their skills for the larger community. Community support, particularly from local businesses that sponsor the competition, is vital to its success.

Best of luck to all of LCTI’s SkillsUSA District 11 Championships competitors!

Last year, 58 of LCTI’s competitors placed in the Top 3 and there were 18 gold-medal winners. Check out the 2015 district championship results.

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