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press photos by lou wheelandAction Skills first place winner Josselin Jiménez from Bethlehem Vocational Technical School and Liberty HS. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography press photos by lou wheelandAction Skills first place winner Josselin Jiménez from Bethlehem Vocational Technical School and Liberty HS. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Alex Bowen, BATVS, was second in the CNC Turning Specialist category. Liberty HS is his home school. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Alex Bowen, BATVS, was second in the CNC Turning Specialist category. Liberty HS is his home school. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
press photo by lou wheelandEsthetics winners Dezarae Hero, first place, and Emily Markopolis, third place, from BATVS. Hero is from Saucon Valley HS; Markopolis is from Liberty HS. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography press photo by lou wheelandEsthetics winners Dezarae Hero, first place, and Emily Markopolis, third place, from BATVS. Hero is from Saucon Valley HS; Markopolis is from Liberty HS. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
press photo by susan bryantAlexandra DaRoja of Northampton Area High School and Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School decorates a cake in the cake decorating category. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography press photo by susan bryantAlexandra DaRoja of Northampton Area High School and Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School decorates a cake in the cake decorating category. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Area students win medals at SkillsUSA competition

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in School

Over 400 students from six career and technical institutes competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership District 11 SkillsUSA Showcase of Skills competitions Feb. 1 at the Agri-Plex in Allentown.

This “Showcase of Skills” provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

Contestants in the area were from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Colonial Academy, Monroe Career & Technical Institute, and Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Gold medal (first place) winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey in April.

This year, the Skills USA Council partnered with post-secondary educational institutions and area businesses to award over $167,000 in scholarships and prizes to the medalists of eight competitions.

SkillsUSA Council is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, organization whose mission is to create a world-class workforce, through professional development of local career and technical education students and partnerships with the local business community, to support local economic and community growth in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Their activities carry out their mission of building a better workforce by connecting businesses with future employees, helping students become better employees, and promoting a positive image of our member companies and their industries.