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COLLEGE STATION, TX – June 20th, 2017 – Today CareerSafe announced the winners of the 2016-2017 National Youth Safety Video Contest during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The contest aims to raise awareness of safety and health hazards in the workplace in relation to youth.

“This is the seventh year of our national contest, and students continue to showcase incredibly creative videos that display their knowledge and responsiveness to workplace safety hazards,” said Dr. Larry Teverbaugh, Founder and CEO of CareerSafe. “Our goal is to continue to raise awareness of workplace safety through our contest scholarships, but also to give students an opportunity to advocate to other young workers the importance of safety awareness training prior to undertaking their first employment.”

Students in career and technical education programs across the country were challenged to create and submit brief videos demonstrating safety in the workplace. Of the 50 entries, 12 finalists were selected for public voting. With this scholarship, students are given the opportunity to use their creativity to demonstrate the importance of workplace safety. All videos submitted showed dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm for increasing safety awareness among America’s youth.

At this year’s National SkillsUSA® Leadership and Skills Conference, the winners were announced in front of nearly 15,000 conference attendees. First, second, and third place winners received both a scholarship prize as well as a monetary contribution to their school programs from Katie George, CareerSafe Program Manager.

First place received a $2,500 scholarship to the winning student/group and a $5,000 prize to the school.

Second place received a $2,000 scholarship to the winning student/group and $3,500 prize to the school.

Third place received a $1,500 scholarship to the winning student/group and $2,000 prize to the school.

First place went to Middle Creek High School in North Carolina with Stay Alert, Don’t Get Hurt for their creative video on the awareness of workplace safety. Second place went to Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Nevada with That’s All It Takes, and third place went to River Valley Technical Center in Vermont with One Mistake Could be Your Last. CareerSafe wants to thank OSHA and SkillsUSA for their support in this scholarship contest that will aid students in their plans to further their training. CareerSafe is privileged to be supporting America’s future workforce throughout their education.

CareerSafe would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s National Youth Safety Video Contest! Remember, no job is worth a young worker’s life™.

To learn more about the video contest checkout our scholarships page!