For the sixth consecutive year, NCCER has announced sponsorship of the 2015 SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition. The event will be held at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky., with more than 15,000 students teachers and business partners expected to participate. According to a press release:
The competitions are part of the national-level SkillsUSA Championships for public high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education programs. All SkillsUSA Championship contestants are state-level gold medalists.
Planned by technical committees made up of industry representatives, the competitions test the skills needed for successful entry-level performance in various career fields. Safety practices and procedures are also judged as a component of each contestant’s overall score.
As the sponsor of the carpentry and masonry competitions, NCCER creates the competition guidelines, gathers contributions for contest supplies and brings together industry members to serve as judges and technical committee members.