LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 22, 2010) - The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center will host the Maryland SkillsUSA Southern Regional Competition on Saturday, February 6, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the school located at 24005 Point Lookout Road, directly across from the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The competition begins at 9:00 a.m., with the award assembly starting at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School next door.
Students from the Forrest Center, the Calvert Career Center in Calvert County, and North Point High School in Charles County will be participating in the event. Students receiving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each event will move on to the state competition scheduled for March 26-27.
The competition will cover knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including firefighting, nurse assisting, criminal justice, cabinetmaking, sheet metal, automotive technology, advertising design, and computer-aided drafting, and is open to the public.