Despite the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 LA Unified Adult Education (LA Unified Adult) students competed in the 54th Annual SkillsUSA Regional Championships. Collectively the students, who competed, in categories ranging from culinary arts to welding, won 1 bronze, 6 sliver and 19 gold medals! All our competitors are advancing to the state competition, scheduled for April 2021.
LA Unified Adult honors North Valley Occupational Center, Slawson Southeast Occupational Center, and Venice Skills Center for encouraging their students to compete during these most difficult of times and providing them with the assistance they need to do so. We joyfully support their efforts. We also would like to congratulate our students, not only for winning so many medals, but for believing in themselves and having the courage to take the journey. We couldn’t be prouder!
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving middle, high, and post-secondary school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Through this partnership, students, teachers and industry work together to improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Using these skill frameworks, SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. LA Unified Adult is a proud supporter of SkillsUSA and their efforts.