1 March, 2017
Gadsden State Community College will host the Alabama SkillsUSA Northeast District Conference for secondary education Friday. The Northeast District includes Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties.
Two students from each of the Career Technology Centers located in these counties will compete in the district competition. The top five students chosen from each district will advance to compete at the state level with the first place winner in the state contest competing for national honors in June.
During the day, students will participate in a variety of leadership and occupationally related competitions that include customer service, job interview, job skill demos, quiz bowl, related technical math, state program covers and state tee shirt design.
Skilled and technical competitions include auto/diesel, carpentry, electrical construction wiring, technical drafting, welding and electronics. The competitions will take place on the East Broad and Valley Street campuses.
For more information contact Gadsden State’s office of Technical Education and Workforce Development at 256-549-8600 or 256-549-8615.
Members of the media are welcome to visit the campus for photos. Dillon Griffon, president of SkillsUSA Alabama high school division and Dr. Philip Cleveland, deputy superintendent of Workforce Development and Alabama SkillsUSA Board president are expected to be in attendance for the awards ceremony. A schedule of the day’s events is listed below for your convenience. Please contact Jackie Brehm Edmondson at 256-549-8224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast District Conference Schedule
7:30 am Registration (Joe Ford Center, East Broad Campus)
8:00 a.m. Leadership Judges Meeting (Joe Ford Center, Room 115)
8:15 a.m. Report to District Contest Site
8:30 a.m. All Contests Begin
1:00 p.m. End All Contests
Lunch on your own
2:30 p.m. Awards Session (Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Wallace Drive Campus)