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CTE Students Shine at This Year's Westy's Got Skills!

Each year, Career Tech Education (CTE) students have the opportunity to demonstrate skills aligned with their instructional pathway in a competition called Westy’s Got Skills (WGS).  This competition highlights the work of students who are members of one of eight CTE Student Organizations (CTSO) that are affiliated with their career preparation instruction. Each of these CTSOs has a focus on a specific industry cluster that includes areas like video game design, construction, bioscience, veterinary science, culinary arts, and engineering.  CTSOs supplement in class instruction by offering development of leadership skills and college scholarships opportunities that make students more prepared for college or employment after high school. 

More than 300 students competed at Westy's Got Skills in January.  We thank and appreciate the nearly 100 industry partners who were on site to judge the competitions.  This event serves as the preliminary round for aspiring students to qualify for the next level of competition within their CTSO.  The feedback students receive from the judges is critical in their success at Regionals and/or State Competitions. Students revise their projects based on this industry feedback and bring the enhanced work to the next level competitions.  During the awards assembly, teachers announce the winners of the competition. Those earning a first place designation represent their program, school and district at the next competition. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success!