Utah Valley University students competing at the recent SkillsUSA state competition in Salt Lake City set a school record, winning 27 gold medals and 62 medals overall, the most among post-secondary educational institutions in the state.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that partners with teachers and industry to prepare high school and college students for careers in trade, technical, health and skilled service occupations. UVU's 27 gold-medal winners will now compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference scheduled for June 23-28 in Kansas City.
Over the past 11 years, UVU has been ranked No. 1 in the nation four times by SkillsUSA, No. 2 six times and No. 3 one time. The rankings are based on total medal counts upon the completion of the national competition.