The South Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference will be hosted by Mitchell Technical Institute, Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. More than 140 high school and 160 post-secondary students will participate in a variety of leadership-building activities and skills competitions.
Registration for the conference begins as 3:00 PM on Thursday with a general session scheduled for 6:00 PM.
Contests begin Friday at 7:30 AM at MTI and at a variety of locations across Mitchell.
The contest is sponsored in part by Sanford Health, the US Army, Lowe's and MTI. Other local sponsors include Doug's Custom Paint & Body, Iverson Chrysler Center, the Mitchell Elks Lodge, Mitchell Exchange Club, Patzer Woodworking, Pepsi-Cola of Mitchell, and the South Dakota National Guard.
Winners of the state contests will be eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA competition this June in Kansas City.