Skills Throwdown

Southeast Iowa Skills Throwdown

Southeast Iowa Skills Throwdown

Think you got what it takes? Bring your A game to the Southeast Iowa Skills Throwdown! Compete against area students in Auto Tech, CAD, Construction, and Welding categories for top honors. Which high school will reign supreme?

April 17
Southeastern Community College - West Burlington


  • Auto Tech Pit Crew Challenge: Test your practical pit skills, wheel alignment, and Scan Tool diagnostics. (four person teams)
  • Computer Aided Design Autodesk Battle: Flex your 3D design muscles as you beat the clock to replicate actual parts. Includes a skills test. (individual competition)
  • Construction Tech Blueprint Build-out: Complete a project with provided blueprints. (two-, three- or four-person teams)
  • Welding Tech Stick Skills Challenge:  Read and follow blueprints to make finished pieces by stick welding. Points for proper welds and visual appearance of finished pieces. (individual competition) 

Fun Stuff

  • Prizes awarded for each competition
  • Lunch and tees for all contestants
  • Meet trades and industry reps
  • Winning schools awarded recognition banner


Ask your teacher to contact Michelle Brown at (319) 208-5046 or

Deadline for team entry is March 25.

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