BOCES Career & Technical Education students from the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield recently competed in the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Championships held April 27-29 in Syracuse. Seven students won meals in three categories.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It is a national membership organization serving middle-school, high-school and college/post-secondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Chapters are located locally at both the Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center in Watertown and at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield.
Each year, Career & Technical Education students from across New York State gather to compete against each other in various events involving trade skills, ranging from carpentry to computers. These are skills that employers are looking for when hiring. The judges in many of these competitions are those who work in that specific field or trade.
Winning first place gold medals this year was Marissa Rizza (Cosmetology) of Beaver River in the Nail Care competition. She was joined at the event by hand model Emmalee Marks (Cosmetology) of South Lewis.
Marissa will attend and represent New York State at the SkillsUSA National Championships June 20-25 in Atlanta, GA.
Winning second place silver medals this year were David Duell II (Engineering & Design) of Beaver River. Dylan Miranda (Engineering & Design) of Adirondack, and Joshua Smith (Engineering & Design) of River Valley Mennonite School in the Engineering Technology/Design competition, and Jayden Ford (Engineering & Design) of South Lewis and Kaitlyn Goutermout (Engineering & Design) of Copenhagen in the Mobile Robotics Team Competition.