SkillsUSA Awards Assembly: District Competition 2019
by Eagle Staff
Friday, February 1st, friends and family joined LCCTC’s student body to celebrate SkillsUSA’s competitors.
The crowd watched attentively as the Opening and Closing Team demonstrated their competition as they presented the emblem ceremony. In all, fifty-nine competitors received well-deserved certificates for stepping outside of their comfort zones and simply “going for it!” during the District 10 Championships held on January 18th.
Excitement peaked as Principal Milanovich proudly announced those who placed in the top three of their competitions; in all, thirty-eight bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded.
The crowd cheered for each member who, with their gold medals, earned a bid to compete at the state level. Our state competitors are as follows:
Brandon Bright (MHS) ~ Health Occupation Portfolio
Scott Burgin (NC) ~ Culinary Arts
Trevor Cunningham (EC) ~ CNC Technician
Adam Georgia (SHS) ~ Related Technical Math
Noah Jackson (MHS) ~ Technical Computer Applications
Noah James (NC) ~ Industrial Motor Control
Cody Marks (NHS) ~ Electrical Construction
Mollie Rader (MHS) ~ First Aid/CPR
Linsey Watson (Slippery Rock) ~ Job Skill Demonstration Other
Julia Williams (EC) ~ Nurse Assisting
Gianna Bochert (MHS), Shelby Keister (UHS), Riley Leonard (WHS), Jaden Locke (EC), Alyssa Wilson (WHS), Trenton Yale (NC), and Tabatha Zang (EC) ~ Opening and Closing Team
We wish these state competitors much luck as they travel to Hershey, PA to compete in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Championships on April 10-12.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. Annually, it sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships at the district, state, and national levels to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations. Working against the clock and each other, the participants proved their expertise in job skills for occupations such as electronics, technical drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. There were also competitions in leadership skills, such as extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedures.
The contests are planned by representatives of labor and management and are designed to test the skills needed for successful entry‑level performance in given occupational fields. Safety practices and procedures — an area of concern to labor and management alike —are part of each contestant’s score.
SkillsUSA is a vital solution to help close the skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 360,000-member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Local, state and national championships, designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials.
For more information about SkillsUSA, visit SkillsUSA.org.