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NMJC Student Honored at SkillsUSA National Conference

7/13/2015 3:17:12 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. [Story from Hobbs News Sun]

Ruby Hernandez of Hobbs and a student at New Mexico Junior College, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Pin Design at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference recently.

The SkillsUSA Championships is for high-school and college-level students who are members of the 360,000-member SkillsUSA organization.

Industry leaders representing more than 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for demonstrating excellence in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All competitions are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

“More than 6,000 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships this week,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. Students, instructors and industry representatives are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.”

For more information about the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System, visit

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