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YUHSD prepares students for SkillsUSA regionals with first-ever construction competition

 Construction students from SLHS at the first-ever YUHSD construction competition Yuma Union High School District schools took part in the first-ever district construction competition on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at San Luis High School.  

The event consisted of numerous activities, all centered on showcasing program standards and was intended as a way for students in Career & Technical Education construction programs to prepare for next semester’s regional SkillsUSA competition, held annually at Arizona Western College. Competitors were required to complete tool-specific tasks, layout, a written examination, and other industry-based work.

“I want to thank my fellow construction colleagues, along with our instructional leaders that all helped make it possible for our students to engage in a hands-on learning environment including the ‘knowledge bowl quiz,’” San Luis High School construction teacher Lawrence Casaus said.  

More than 50 students from San Luis, Kofa and Yuma High competed with construction teachers (Casus, Brad Graham and Terry Hurt) and other industry professionals overseeing the event.

Moving forward, the district intends to hold the competition annually in the fall.

Students work on knowledge exam during construction competition

Eric Patten