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Surprise West-MEC campus students star at SkillsUSA


Career and technical students in Surprise, Arizona won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2022 SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta June 22-23.

More than 5,200 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

Team Z, consisting of Alejandro Colon and Daniel Hulse, from West -MEC Northwest Campus in Surprise, was awarded the high school gold medal in additive manufacturing.

"More than 5,200 students from every state in the nation participated in the 2022 SkillsUSA Championships," said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. "This showcase of career and technical education demonstrates SkillsUSA at its finest. Our students, instructors and industry partners work together to ensure that every student excels. This program expands learning and career opportunities for our members."

The SkillsUSA Championships event is held annually for students in middle school, high school or college/postsecondary programs as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference.

The national, nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry is a verified talent pipeline for America's skilled workforce that is working to help solve the skills gap.

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