Students from various technical schools throughout Pennsylvania, including Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA State Competitions held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MBIT had 24 competitors participating who earned a total of 15 medals: 3 gold medal winners, 6 silver medal winner and 6 bronze medal winners.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, and technical education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical students, and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations. The contests are planned by technical committees comprised of representatives of labor and management and are designed to test the skills needed for successful entry-level performance in given occupational fields. In addition to competitions focusing on technical skills, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership abilities. Leadership development contests include areas concentrating on public speaking, job interview, business procedure, and professionalism.
The gold medal winners will advance to the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2022.