KHSD to hold career skills competition

Posted at 10:00 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 13:00:39-04
Career and technical skills of more than 700 Kern High School District (KHSD) students will be tested during the 19th annual Skills Olympics competition on Friday, May 6, 2016 starting at 7:45 am.
The event takes place at the KHSD’s Regional Occupational Center (ROC), 501 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue.
Students will compete in 18 different career and technical education (CTE) areas and will be judged by local business professionals. The CTE programs being represented include: ag/diesel mechanics, animal care technology, auto body repair, auto technology, banking and finance, bookkeeping/accounting, computer technology, fashion merchandising, firefighting, law enforcement, health careers, food science, retail/professional sales, teacher assistant, and welding.
Students have had the opportunity to learn their specialized technical skills through capstone programs at the ROC that they attend during their senior year. These exceptional students are excited to show off their skills and compete with their peers.
A complimentary barbeque lunch will be served to all participants during an ROC student talent show, which will also honor the Skills Olympics winners with gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three places in each category.
The opening ceremony will feature remarks from KHSD Superintendent Dr. Bryon Schaefer, along with the Bakersfield High School Air Force Junior ROTC students conducting the presentation of colors.
For more information, contact ROC Assistant Principal, Steve Metter at the Regional Occupational Center, 661-831-3327.