PR2TA students take gold at SkillsUSA State Conference
Students from the Payette River Regional Technical Academy (PR2TA) were among the top award winners at the SkillsUSA state championships held April 4-5. The annual SkillsUSA conference was a showcase of career and technical education students where more than 600 outstanding career and technical education students from around the state competed in over a hundred hands-on state contests in different trade, technical and leadership fields.
During the state SkillsUSA competition, students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as carpentry, technical drafting, collision repair technology, CNC Technician, automotive service technology, culinary arts and diesel equipment technology. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, testing competencies set by industry. In addition, leadership contestants demonstrated their skills, which included extemporaneous speaking, prepared speech and job interviewing.
PR2TA students, received three gold, and one silver medallions.