Grant Career Center SkillsUSA members recently returned from Louisville, Kentucky where they competed at the 51st Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships. The competition was held at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, on June 22-26, 2015. SkillsUSA organizes this event, and it is considered the single greatest day of industry volunteerism in America annually at an estimated cost of more than $36 million. Begun in 1967, the SkillsUSA Championship has grown from 54 competitors in three contests to more than 6,000 competitors in 100 hands-on skill and leadership contests this year. The Biotechnology Team of Jess Riley (Bethel-Tate), Kyle Barrett (Williamsburg) and Tegan Schwettman (Felicity) earned the privilege of representing Grant Career Center at the championship by winning a Gold Medal at the state level in the spring and traveled to Louisville full of hopes and dreams of winning a shiny medal. The students were accompanied on their trip to Louisville by SkillsUSA advisors Angie and Tobin Huebner.