2014-02-06 / Community

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Skills USA coming to Bay College campus

ESCANABA – February is Career and Technical Education Month in Michigan. The best career and technical students from across the Upper Peninsula will compete in various skills categories on Feb. 21, in the annual SkillsUSA competition hosted by Bay College.

This year’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m., with registration in the student cafeteria and will conclude at 3 p.m. with an awards ceremony.

Student competitions are held in automotive, computer aided design, computer maintenance technology, precision machining technology, and welding.

This year, Bay College will award five $1,000 scholarships to students who place first in the overall categories.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/ technical schools. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. National SkillsUSA week will be celebrated February 9 – 15.

Students, who place in their respective skills category, will qualify to compete in a statewide competition in Lansing in the spring. Interested students should contact their school advisors or Mary Dittrich, Bay College, Business and Technology, at (906) 217-4081 for more information.

Big Bay de Noc class to host ‘taco dinner’

COOKS – The Big Bay de Noc Junior Class will be holding a taco dinner fundraiser on Feb. 18. The event takes place from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Big Bay de Noc cafeteria.

The dinner will include hard and soft shell tacos and taco salad. Cost to attend is $7 a plate for adults, $5 for children ages 11 and under or $25 a family.

There will also be Black Bear merchandise for sale and raffles.

The dinner will coincide with the boys’ home basketball games against Rapid River. Attendees will have the option to eat their dinner either before or during the JV basketball game.

All proceeds go toward this year’s prom and the Class of 2015 senior year.

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