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Congratulations to CTE Students Who Participated in Regional SkillsUSA Competition
Friday, March 18, 2016
A total of 141 Career and Technical Education students from both the F. Donald Myers and Southern Adirondack Education Centers at WSWHE BOCES participated in 34 different competitions at the Regional SkillsUSA Competition on March 16.
See the lists below from each center that shows how CTE students placed in the competitions.
Many students will move onto the state competition, which will be held April 27 to 29 in Syracuse. If they qualify after the state competition, students compete on a national level from June 20 to 25 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 competing are from Capital Region BOCES, Questar III and Champlain Valley Educational Services.
The competition measured a student’s hands-on skills in their chosen field of study including baking, welding, floral arranging, 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.
Click here to read the Times Union's coverage of the event.
Click here to see News10's coverage of the event.