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Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction to Discuss the Importance of Career-technical Education to Ohio’s Economic Future at SkillsUSA Ohio Championships

Release date: 4/19/2013

When: Tuesday, April 23, 11:45 a.m.

Where: Columbus Convention Center

Background: As Ohio moves to a system with higher standards that better prepares students for college and careers, the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships provide many examples of how Ohio schools are preparing students for technical careers. The SkillsUSA Ohio Championships prove Ohio offers an attractive and capable workforce for a variety of employers.

Many competition areas are in fields represented on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Buckeye Top Fifty high-wage, high-demand occupations including: carpentry, heavy equipment operation, HVAC and nurse assisting.

The 93 competitive categories provide great visual story-telling opportunities as more than 2,600 students from 96 schools will compete in contests that allow them to demonstrate their electrical, mechanical and other skills.