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South Carolina students put their skills to the test in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

South Carolina high school and college students who are enrolled in trade, technical and skilled service professions will put their skills to the test this weekend at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

The SkillsUSA South Carolina Championships begins on Friday and continues through Sunday.

Organizers said the event is single greatest event of industry and education volunteerism in the state every year, totaling over $400,000 in donated time and equipment.

The SkillsUSA South Carolina Championships began in 1967 and has grown from 54 competitors in three contests to more than 1,000 competitors in more than 80 hands-on contests, according to a media release.

First-place winners of these competitions will represent the state in the National SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, MO the last week of June.

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