VU to Host Regional Skills Competition

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Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university. Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

The Vincennes University College of Technology will Saturday host the regional competition for the Skills USA contest. Hundreds of high school students from throughout southern Indiana will complete to advance to the State Leadership and Skills Conference in Indianapolis.

The Skills USA contest aim to showcase "the best career and technical education students in the nation," according to the Skills USA website. Students will compete in skills-related contests in technology labs at the VU campus in areas including architectural drawing, computer maintenance, electronics technology, precision machining, and robotics, among many others.

The schools involved in Saturday's regional competition represent Regions 4 and 5, covering southeastern and southwestern Indiana. They include:

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center,

  • Area 30 Career Center
  • Heritage Hills High School
  • Pike Central High School
  • Princeton Community High School
  • Tell City High School
  • C-4 Columbus
  • North Lawrence Vo-Tech Center
  • Prosser Career Education Center
  • Southeastern Career Center

Vincennes University has hosted the regional competition for more than 20 years.

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