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2018 SkillsUSA Competition Recap

Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
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On Saturday, April 7, 2018, 48 high school students competed in the surveying portion of the annual SkillsUSA Texas State Conference. The students had to complete the following tasks:

  1. Measure 1 horizontal angle using the total station
  2. Measure 1 vertical angle using the total station
  3. Measure a distance between 2 points using either a steel tape or total station
  4. Complete a small level loop
  5. Draw a field sketch 

A big thank you goes out to TSPS Chapter 12 - Coastal Bend volunteers and Shaun Piepkorn, RPLS – TSPS SkillsUSA Committee Chair for their time and effort at the SkillsUSA Competition.

A special thanks goes out Dr. Jeffress and GISSO from TAMUCC for donating equipment and supplies.


James D. Carr, RPLS, CFM
TSPS Chapter 12 President

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

SkillsUSA teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. SkillsUSA Texas students associate schoolwork with real work. SkillsUSA Texas  prepares students for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture. SkillsUSA Texas emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety.

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