Skills Put to Ultimate Test

Craftsmen in the fields of carpentry, plumbing, masonry and electrical compete in Skills USA to finish a job quickly and get it right.

Jason Mowdy of Meridian Community College won the nationals in carpentry last year.

"Mostly, just to learn how to work with people, communication skills, and working under stress, which we will experience in the natural workforce," Mowdy said.

Thirty teams made up of 4,000 students from colleges across the nation are competing this year.