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 8
Southeastern Community College - West Burlington

Deadline for team entry is April 4.


  • 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)
  • Machining Measurement & Re-Engineering (individual)
  • 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


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