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STLCC-Forest Park Hosts SkillsUSA Student Competition

February 19, 2015

SkillsUSA competition  
STLCC-Forest Park professors tested approximately 65 local high school students in five technology areas during the recent Local SkillsUSA Competition. 

The Information Systems department at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park hosted the 2015 Local SkillsUSA Competition on Feb. 6 for high school students from across the St. Louis area interested in careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

Approximately 65 students from six area high schools were tested by STLCC professors in five technology areas: computer maintenance, computer programming, internetworking, technical computer applications and web design.

In addition to the skill competition, the students were rated in mock job interviews. The combination of scores from the interviews and the testing determined the winners in each of the five technology areas.
The first place winners each received a $500 STLCC scholarship.

The schools represented were Beaumont, Clyde C. Miller Academy, Four Rivers Career Center, Lewis and Clark Career Center, North Technical High School and South Technical High School.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA competitions are held at the local, state and national levels. Forest Park’s Information Systems department has sponsored the local St. Louis competition for 10 years.