Edison Students Showcase Their Skills at Local SkillsUSA Competition

Courtesy of MCPS

From cosmetology and electrical construction wiring to auto refinishing, Thomas Edison High School is hosting this year’s SkillsUSA competition.

For SkillsUSA members, the local competition marks their initial chance to showcase career skills in a competitive arena. Applying knowledge gained in Edison’s classrooms, labs, and work-based learning initiatives, students tackle projects or tasks, their efforts scrutinized and assessed by industry partners. This process not only offers valuable expert feedback but also facilitates professional collaboration with leaders in their chosen careers.

Heather Bradley, the program coordinator, emphasizes Edison’s commitment to inclusivity, stating, “Every student at Edison is provided the preparation and opportunity to participate in a local competition, reflecting our culture of serving all students. We believe all students can embody the personal and technical skills required to enter the workforce today, not tomorrow, or after graduation.”

Local victors progress to the regional competition in February, and from there, qualifying students advance to the state competition in April, culminating in the national event in June, hosted in Atlanta.

In the previous year, MCPS propelled 13 students to Nationals, achieving one Bronze national winner. To explore the Career Technical Education (CTE) programs available at MCPS, visit the CTE website.

Courtesy of MCPS

Courtesy of MCPS


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