Redlands, California--Winning students in the Geospatial Technology competition, part of the National SkillsUSA Championships recently held in Kansas City, Missouri, were awarded prize packages that included ESRI's ArcGIS software.

SkillsUSA was founded in 1965 as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America with a mandate to provide formal leadership and training for high school students preparing for employment after graduation. It now includes college students in some sections. The program's goal is to increase technical and vocational skills among young people to enhance their employment opportunities.

Timothy Hales from Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina was the gold medalist in the geospatial...

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