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Congratulations to our McKinley High School Career and Technical Education students who came away with a gold and a silver at the SkillsUSA State Competition!  Mickayla Charles, Law and Public Safety program student, earned 2nd place in the First Aid CPR competition in a field of students representing career centers and trade programs from the entire state of Ohio.  Joshua Reddick and Steven Schukert earned GOLD in the Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue competition and will represent our state at the National SkillsUSA Championship Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June! Both of these young men are in the Project Lead the Way: Engineering program at McKinley High School. Shout out to their amazing teachers: Cliff Lee, Chad Weaver and Bill Small!

The 67th Annual Ohio SkillsUSA Championships were held in Columbus on April 16th and 17th for the over 34,000 Ohio Career and Technical Education students across the state who are active, qualifying members of the National SkillsUSA student organization.  McKinley High School sent CTE students and staff from the Broadcast Media, Early Childhood Education, Law and Public Safety, Nursing Technologies, and Project Lead the Way: Engineering Programs to compete alongside students from other CTE programs and career centers all over our state in a variety of events. These events included Television/Video Production, Career Pathways Showcases, First Aid-CPR, Related Technical Math, and Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue.  Junior level CTE students and staff represented Automotive Technology, Building Technologies, Commercial Photography, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and Welding Technologies for a day of exploratory experiences to prepare them for next year’s competitions.

With of field of nearly 4000 competitors in 100 different contests representing 16 of the Career Pathways, our McKinley High School students spent a full day competing for the chance to represent the state of Ohio at nationals. The SkillsUSA Framework prepares our CTE students to be college and career ready the moment they graduate and to fill the needs of the local workforce to create competent, skilled workers for the changing job market.  This competition allows the students of McKinley High School to work and compete alongside their peers for the necessary skills and attributes it will take to be successful graduates.