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Congratulations to CTE Students Who Participated in Regional SkillsUSA Competition
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center who participated in the regional competition.
Over 150 Career and Technical Education students from both the F. Donald Myers and Southern Adirondack Education Centers at WSWHE BOCES participated in 35 different competitions at the Regional SkillsUSA Competition on March 20. See the list below which shows how CTE students placed in the competitions.
Many students will move onto the state competition, which will be held April 24 to 26 in Syracuse. If they qualify after the state competition, students compete on a national level from June 24 to 28 in Louisville, Ky.
The regional competition, held at Schenectady County Community College and Stratton Air National Guard Base, pitted the top winners from local competitions from eight technical schools from northeastern New York. In addition to WSWHE BOCES, students who competed were from Capital Region BOCES, Questar III and Champlain Valley Educational Services.
The competitions measured students' hands-on skills in their chosen field of study including baking, welding, auto repair, and carpentry as well as interviewing for jobs and public speaking. Students are given an assignment that must be completed within a set time frame. Leaders in business and industry judge the contests.
Students prepared for the competition for months, often staying after school to be coached by their teachers.
SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization, is devoted to rewarding students for excellence, for involving industry in directly evaluating student performance and in keeping career training relevant to employers’ needs. To learn more about the organization, click here.
WNYT covered the competition. A number of WSWHE BOCES CTE students are performing their tests in the background. Click here for WNYT's story.
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Cosmetology student who took first in the promotional bulletin board competition.
Heavy equipment student in the precision heavy equipment operation competition.