Forrest Center Hosting SkillsUSA Regional Competition

Leonardtown, MD - The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting the Maryland SkillsUSA Southern Regional Competition on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. in the school.  Contests open to the public at 9:00 a.m. and the awards assembly starts at 2:00 p.m.

The public is invited and encouraged to observe the variety of career contests offered at this event.  Students from the Forrest Center in St. Mary’s County, the Career & Technology Academy in Calvert County, as well as North Point High School & the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center in Charles County will be participating in the contests.  Students receiving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each contest will move on to the state competition which takes place April 15-16, 2016.

Contests cover knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including firefighting, nurse assisting, criminal justice, digital cinema production, automotive technology, advertising design and computer aided drafting just to name a few.

For more information, contact Bonnie Skinner or Mike Towne at 301.475.0242 or or

Please note:  The event may be recorded and presented on SMCPS Channel 96, the school system’s educational cable channel, and the internet.

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