This group of students from the Belmont Career Center, after placing at the regional competition, will be competing in the 67th annual Ohio SkillsUSA state contest on April 16-17, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, service and health occupations.
Pictured, from left, are students Leah Kalman, Dental Assisting, Harrison Central, competing in dental assisting; Brad Ditoro, Pharmacy Technician, Harrison Central, competing in nursing assisting; and Monica Griffin, Allied Health Science, Martins Ferry, competing in the SkillsUSA t-shirt design.
Pictured separately is St. Clairsville High School Drafting/CAD student Armand Rome, competing in technical drafting.
First place winners at the state contest will advance to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Debbie Hawthorne serves as Ohio SkillsUSA advisor for the Career Centers.