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State Tech hosts over 2,300 participants for Missouri SkillsUSA

More than 2,300 participants from 72 Missouri high schools and six community colleges competed Thursday and Friday at the 48th annual Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.

State Technical College of Missouri, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), hosted the conference for the eleventh consecutive year.  

While attending the conference, students competed in contests including carpentry, welding, auto mechanics, culinary arts, firefighting, job interviewing and leadership skills to name a few.   Over 120 leadership, skill and written contests were coordinated for the conference.

Along with more than 300 industry partners, college faculty and staff coordinated contests and conference activities for the three day event. 

Contest results were announced during the awards ceremony Saturday, April 5.  State Tech had 32 students compete in 45 contests.  Of those students, 19 earned gold medals, 9 won silver medals, and 2 walked away with bronze medals. 

Fourteen State Tech students qualified to represent State Tech and compete at the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City on June 23-27, 2014.

State Technical College of Missouri State SkillsUSA Results

Linn Sate Technical College is Missouri’s only state technical college.  Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning. 

On July 1, 2014, State Technical College of Missouri’s name will change to the State Technical College of Missouri.  This name change better reflects our statewide role in technical education.   

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