The SkillsUSA Championships
Today is the big day for SkillsUSA Champions from across this nation. The 2009 SkillsUSA Championships officially opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New Grand Ballroom South plaza. With 91 contests and more than 5,400 competitors, the championships encompasses Bartle Hall, its Conference Center, Municipal Auditorium, American Royal Center and downtown Marriott and Phillips hotels.
And though the leadership and some technical contests began yesterday, most will be held today. Make sure to stop by and see the contests in Municipal Auditorium and make the trip down to the American Royal Center (next to Kemper Arena) to check out the TeamWorks and Welding Fabrication contests. A free shuttle is provided, see the map in your conference program on Pages 32-33.
Don’t forget TECHSPO continues both outside and in the lobbies throughout Bartle Hall.
Tonight, make sure you head out to Worlds of Fun theme park. It’s a great way to blow off steam after a tough day of competition. Best of luck to all competitors!