SkillsUSA Preps for State

Next week, more than 70 DATA-SkillsUSA students will head to San Diego for four days to compete in the State Competition. Students who earn gold medals will advance to the National Competition in Kansas City, MO.

On April 16th, 10 students in the Broadcast News competition visited local ABC and CBS affiliates KESQ/KPSP. Students were given an in depth tour of the station where they were able to see how a professional broadcast news production operates, from the assignment desk and newsroom to the live broadcast. Students were also given the chance to practice their skills at the news desk, operate professional camera equipment, and were given feedback by on-air professionals.

The trip ended with students sitting in during a live broadcast, both in the studio and in the control room, where they were able to see how their roles in the SkillsUSA competition are carried out in the real world. With this experience, the DATA-SkillsUSA students should be more prepared to produce their own broadcasts and take on the competition in San Diego!