Skills USA comes to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College held the Region 5 Skills USA competition on Friday. High school students participate to get skills in their craft, while also enjoying some competition. Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels and may be eligible for scholarship opportunities at SKYCTC.

For the students taking part in the competition, they are set apart from those who aren’t getting hands on experience. Barren County High School senior, Hunter Thomas said he’s thankful for skills USA for this reason.

“It’s great considering that some professions don’t tutor you in high school, or they don’t shape you to be in high school. I’m glad that there’s programs like this here in the area to help young kids find the things they like to do,” Thomas said.

Not only does the competition provide potential scholarships and skills, but it also sets up the future of the young creative minds who are ready to learn more.

“If you say you have three years of experience in high school, you’re really getting set up to go straight to the workforce. You don’t have to go through four years of college and then go into the workforce with no experience. I think it’s really great to do it while you’re still in high school,” Thomas said.