Career Academy Students Show Talents at SkillsUSA Regional Competition

Record Number: 18974
Displayed from: Feb 03, 2020 , until: Apr 03, 2020

FWCS Career Academy students studying Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Construction Trades, Welding and Automotive will put their skills to the test Saturday, Feb. 8, during the annual SkillsUSA Regional Competition.

Students will compete in their fields according to the following schedule:

  • Automotive (automotive service, automotive refinish, diesel equip repair, collision repair) – 8 a.m., Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne North Campus
  • Construction Trades (plumbing, electrical, sheet metal, carpentry, cabinetry, masonry, TeamWorks) – 8 a.m.-noon, FWCS Career Academy Construction Trades building, 125 Murray St.
  • Cosmetology – 8 a.m., Fairfield High School, Goshen
  • Culinary Arts – 8 a.m., Ivy Tech Community College
  • Welding (welding, welding fabrication) – 8 a.m., Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 166, 2930 W. Ludwig Road.


Advertising Design students competed at the University of Saint Francis on Feb. 1, taking the top five spots to qualify for the State SkillsUSA competition in April in Indianapolis. The competition included mechanical design, logo design, magazine advertising and a written test. Jordan Reynolds and Kenya Mondragon, Northrop High School, Bayleigh McCollister, Snider High School, Shakerra Salter, South Side High School, and Sugeily Castro-Escobar, New Tech Academy at Wayne High School are moving on to the state competition.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.