RHODE ISLAND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS 35 STUDENTS FINISH IN THE TOP TEN AT THE SkillsUSA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CONFERENCE

82 Rhode Island career and technical students participated in the SkillsUSA Championships held on Thursday, June 26th. More than 6,000 students competed in 99 occupational and leadership skill competition areas. SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom. These industry driven competitive events are modeled after the Olympics where the top three individual/teams receive gold, silver, and bronze medals.

The following Rhode Island students placed in the TOP TEN in the country after competing in the SkillsUSA Championships.

Top Ten by School:
Chariho Career and Technical Center: 5
Cranston Area Career and Technical Center: 11
International Brother hood of Electrical Workers Local #99: 2
New England Institute of Technology: 6
Providence Career and Technical Academy: 2
Warwick Area Career and Technical Center: 5
William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School: 4

National Gold Medal Winners

Amanda Balch of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Prepared Speech

Kristine Gillespie of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

Bindi Patel of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

Raven Staplins of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

National Silver Medal Winners

Alexander Bodo of the Chariho Career and Technical Center
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

Mark Coppa of the Chariho Career and Technical Center
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

Shelby St. Clair of the Chariho Career and Technical Center
Event – Crime Scene Investigation

Erin Blake of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl

Olivia Braga of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl

Autumn Cardente of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl

Kobe Pereira of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl

National Bronze Medal Winners

Rachael Calder of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Architectural Drafting

Mark Howell of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #99
Event – Industrial Motor Control

Fourth Place

Alexis Brogno of the Chariho Career and Technical Center
Event – Customer Service

Isaiah Joseph of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School
Event – Electronics Technology

Fifth Place

Jared Conners of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Event – TeamWorks

David Dalomba of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Event – TeamWorks

Cameron Healey of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Event – TeamWorks

Matthew Joaquin of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Event – TeamWorks

Christopher Jackson of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #99
Event – Electrical Construction Wiring

Anthony Mansolillo of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Medical Terminology

Alani Munoz of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Job Skills Demonstration “A”

Jason Valdes of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Technical Drafting

Sixth Place

Ashley Estrella of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Basic Health Care Skills

Peter Huckins of the New England Institute of Technology
Event – Automotive Service Technology

Zachary Lachance of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Robotics and Automation Technology

Daniel Rainone of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Robotics and Automation Technology

Seventh Place

Lovell David – Hill of the Providence Area Career and Technical Academy
Event – Action Skills

Southida Saykouman of the Providence Area Career and Technical Academy
Event – Restaurant Service

Ninth Place

Edward Forero of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School
Event – CNC Turning

Benjamin Marcotte of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Mobile Robotics Technology

Seamus Winters of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Event – Mobile Robotics Technology

Tenth Place

Kevin Bennett of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School
Event – Medical Math

Taylor Roos of the Chariho Career and Technical Center
Event – Esthetics

Zachary Steely of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School
Event – Industrial Motor Control

For a complete list of winners, please visit the Skills USA Website.

2014 SkillsUSA RI Championships

Congratulations to all medalists. Time to get ready for the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO.


SkillsUSA RI Championships – Winner List

2014 SkillsUSA RI Championship Calendar & Contest Book

Mark your calendars. Here is the lineup for the 2014 SkillsUSA RI Championships

Contest Book

Individual Registration Form

Team Registration Form

Exploratory and First Year Career Tech Showcase

 

Updates for 2013-2014 School Year

Monthly updates from the state office…

10-11-2013 Update

09-09-2013 Update

2013 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

SkillsUSA returned to Kansas City, MO June 24-28, 2013 for the 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. The awards ceremony was held on Friday June 28, 2013. The following are the winners from Rhode Island:

Crime Scene Investigation Team B (consisting of Sarah Vincent, Alicia Caruso, Tamena Amini)
College/Postsecondary  New England Institute of Tech
Gold  Warwick, RI

back row


Culinary Arts En-Chieh Liu
College/Postsecondary  Johnson & Wales University
Gold  Providence, RI
back row, center


Early Childhood Education Christina Markrush
College/Postsecondary  Community College of RI
Bronze  Warwick, RI
back row, right


Job Skill Demonstration A Rachel Almonte
High School  Cranston Career Tech Center
Silver  Cranston, RI
front row, 3rd position


Nail Care Hanna Fortin
High School  Chariho Career Tech Center
Gold  Wood River Junction, RI
front row, center


Restaurant Services Southida Saykouman
High School  Providence Career & Technical Academy
Silver  Providence, RI
front row, left


See a complete listing of all winners here.

SkillsUSA Rhode Island State Pin Contest Rules

The annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island Pin Design Contest has over one hundred entries each year. The winning pin designs will be used as part of the SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships and for use at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in June of 2014. The design rules are simple, please follow them exactly to allow fairness in the judging of the designs.
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Strategic Plan 2013-2015

The SkillsUSA Rhode Island Board of Directors and state staff, in consultation with the National SkillsUSA organization, has developed this strategic plan to guide us toward our vision as we accomplish our mission in service to the students, teachers, administrators and business partners of the Rhode Island public Career and Technical Education system. The planning process began with a board self-assessment in June 2013.

Read the entire Strategic Plan here

SkillsUSA Theme for 2013-2014

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
“Educated and Skilled to Lead America”

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board contests is how our slogan, SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, relates to our national pro- gram of work in the area of Professional Development. Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:

  • How has your involvement in SkillsUSA ensured that you are educated in the areas of personal, workplace and technical skills needed to lead America?
    As indicated by research, what are the needed skills to fulfill the projected job market, and how can you obtain the education to be prepared to lead America?
  • Why is it important to the economic success of America to build a society of educated & skilled workers?
  • How has your involvement in SkillsUSA led to greater skill development?
  • Why is continually updating your skills important?
  • How has education changed to adapt to the skills needed to be successful in the marketplace?
  • What can SkillsUSA do to ensure that its members are educated and skilled to lead America?
  • How does the level of education and skills attainment affect America’s success in the global marketplace?
  • What are the steps you would take to ensure you were receiving the right education and skills to fulfill the future job market?
  • What SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing personal skills that are needed to lead America such as integrity, self-motivation, work ethic, professionalism, and responsibility?
  • What SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing workplace skills that are needed to lead America such as communication, decision-making, teamwork, cultural-sensitivity and leadership?
  • What SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing technical skills that are needed to lead America such as technical literacy, job specific, service orientation, professional development, and safety and health?

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2013 SkillsUSA Rhode Island State Medal Winners

2013 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships Winners List