401 Building

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 "401 Building" at 401 Fourth Street East, Chaska.

A career and technical studentĀ  from Chaska won one of the nation's highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 26-27.

More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership areas to students who met a threshold contest score defined by industry. The Skill Point Certificate is a component of SkillsUSA's assessment program for career and technical education.

Rachel Olene, from Chaska, a student at SouthWest Metro Intermediate District ISD 288 in Chaska, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cosmetology.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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