Crowder College hosted the SkillsUSA Southwest District Competition today in Neosho. About 60 students from area high schools and colleges competed in various contests from computer maintenance and programming to basic health care.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students, as well as professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations.
"For SkillsUSA it's basically we learn our field and then we actually get to compete in our field," says Nick Tilton, a junior at Neosho High School. "My field is computer technology so if I were to decide to go and do something I would actually be able to compete in that and know what I'm doing."
Awards will be given out on February 22.
Students placing in the top level of their contest qualify for the state SkillsUSA competition.