Triplett Tech has announced that the District 10 SkillsUSA competition it is hosting has been rescheduled from Saturday to Feb. 16.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

“In SkillsUSA, district competitions determine which students advance to state competition in April. Only first place winners continue on to state competition. Some competitions such as electricity are sponsored by local business partners who run the competition,” said Connie Pangle, principal of Triplett Tech.

Triplett Tech has hosted this competition only once in the last five years. Students from approximately 10 school divisions will be participating, she said.

“It is an exciting opportunity for parents, the community and business partners to observe our career and technical students in action. Promoting awareness of career and technical education as well as Triplett Tech is a major benefit of hosting this event,” Pangle said.

Those divisions include Winchester, and Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Page, Loudoun, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Madison counties, according to a prepared release from the school division.

Competitions will be held in the areas of automotive service tech, automotive refinishing/ collision repair, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary, first aid/CPR, job interview, job skill demonstration, masonry, medical terminology, promotional bulletin board, residential wiring, and restaurant service, according to the release.

Triplett Tech students will be competing in most of these events, according to the release.

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