Two students from Geneva High School headed to Springfield in April after qualifying for the SkillsUSA state competition.
Kyle Michelsen and Sean Corkery were among only 15 woodworkers to earn this achievement. During the competition, students were given 6.5 hours ot make a cabinet with both a shelf and a door, according to GHS teacher Mr. Markuson.
Students are judged on the tolerances given on the plan and how close they got to completion in the time alloted. Seven students did not finish, but Kyle finished 4th and Sean 8th, which in itself is a success, according to Markuson. Congratulations to both students!
The annual State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC) is a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 2,000 people — including students, teachers, and business partners — are expected to participate in the multi-day event. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships bring together more than 1,000 outstanding career and technical education students who compete hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts.