SkillsUSA is a national membership association for students in middle school through college who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service jobs. Similar to Future Farmers of America, SkillsUSA includes regional, state and national competitions on what students are learning in class.

Ilwaco High School hosted the 2020 Southwest Washington regional competition for residential construction wiring and screen printing on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Students who score high enough at the regionals competition will move on to the state competition held April 2-4 in Yakima.

Luke Whittaker is a staff writer for Coast River Business Journal and the Chinook Observer. Contact him at 360-642-8181 or

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