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Education Alliance Sponsors SkillsUSA Job Interview Contest for the Third Year

Education Alliance of Washoe County sponsored the Job Interview contest at the SkillsUSA Nevada Conference on April 10th at Circus Circus Reno. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Volunteer judges from City of Reno, NV EnergyRenown Health, Panasonic USA, Washoe County, Washoe County School District, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association had the pleasure of interviewing 84 students from across the state of Nevada, making it the largest competition at the event. Ten students were selected for a final round of interviews before the top three students were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.

“Meeting these bright students from across Nevada is truly a pleasure. The quality of skills and professionalism these young leaders have is so impressive,” said Kendall Inskip, Executive Director of the Education Alliance, and Contest Co-Chair. “Our thanks to Nanette Quitt, Co-Chair, and the business and education professionals who took the time to serve as judges to support these outstanding students.”

Pictured Left to Right: Adamaris Cruz (Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy), Colton Jacobson (Damonte Ranch High School), and Sarah Wood (Carson High School).

Colton Jacobson from Damonte Ranch High School earned the Gold Medal. He will go on to Louisville, Kentucky, to represent Nevada in the National Competition. Sarah Wood from Carson High School earned the Silver Medal, and Adamaris Cruz from Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy earned the Bronze Award.

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