More than 250 students from across the state who are taking part in Skills USA attended an event Monday at the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.The students say Skills USA helps high school students gain essential leadership skills that can be carried into a future career."It's turning out pretty well," said Vivian Rodriguez, vice president of District 12. "Everyone is enjoying their activities and being creative and showing their leadership skills.""Today has been going good. We are on a good time schedule," District 12 President Sarah Ann Sanchez said. "Everybody seems to be getting along and being able to understand the activities."Skills USA involves more than 15,000 student and professional members who are enrolled in high school trade and industrial programs throughout the state.