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Good Luck to 122 CTE Students Participating at the State SkillsUSA Competition
Monday, April 18, 2016
A total of 122 Career and Technical Education students from both the F. Donald Myers and Southern Adirondack Education Centers at WSWHE BOCES will participate at the SkillsUSA State Competition held from April 27 to 29 in Syracuse.
Those who qualify at the state level will move on to compete at the national level from June 20 to 25 in Louisville, Ky.
See the lists below of students from each CTE center who will compete in Syracuse.
Students began the SkillsUSA competition in February at the local level within their own CTE center. Students who qualified progressed to the regional competition, held at Schenectady County Community College and Stratton Air National Guard Base on March 16. From the regional-level, students who qualify moved on to the state-level competition where there are 91 different competitions. Our students will compete in 43 contests this year. The competition measures 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 have prepared for these competitions 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.