Winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Architectural Drafting have been announced. Student contestants used their drafting skills to solve an architectural problem that included a written test, a hand sketch, a computer-generated problem and a problem that could be solved using either board drafting or CAD. The contest tested the contestants’ problem-solving abilities, not simply their CAD skills. Plotting is not a scored event but the contestants must have been able to generate a plot file that was used to send their data to the plotter.

Aspiring Architects Are Student ChampsSkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. The nationwide career and technical education (CTE) student organization serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students—and their instructors—in technical, skilled, and service occupation instructional programs. CTE is learning that works for America. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 1,100 corporations, trade associations, business and labor unions at the national level. Over 10.5 million people have been annual members of SkillsUSA since its founding as The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. used to send their data to the plotter.

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