Over 2,300 students from 84 trade and technical schools in New York competed in trade and leadership contests at the New York State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships April 24-26 at the State Fairgrounds.
Hosted by the New York Association of SkillsUSA, the convention showcased the skills of vocational students and their instructors.
The contests tested skills in automotive technology, auto collision repair, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, electronics repair and health care. In addition, students competed in public speaking, job demonstrations, job interview and other contests related to their course of study.
Scholarships and tools worth a total of $250,000 were awarded to student winners at the awards ceremony on April 26 at the Center of Progress Building.