Three Davie High students earn SkillsUSA national certification

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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Three from Davie High were among the career and technical students recognized for excellence at the 2023 SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta. More than 6,000 students competed.

Students were invited to demonstrate technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 110 hands-on competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. Industry leaders from 650 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at over $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. More than 1,200 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year. All SkillsUSA Championships competitors were honored on Friday night, June 23 at the SkillsUSA Awards Session at State Farm Arena.

Team E consisting of Katie Lewis, Rylan Koontz and Stuart Robinson from Davie High School was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – Multiple.

“More than 6,000 students from every state in the nation participated in the 2023 SkillsUSA Championships,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. “This showcase of career and technical education demonstrates SkillsUSA at its finest. Our students, instructors and industry partners work together to ensure that every student excels. This program expands learning and career opportunities for our members.”