Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MVCTC Students Win Regional SkillsUSA Contest Qualify for State

Sam Rhoades (Welding student from Ansonia) placed 1st in the
SkillsUSA Regional Welding Contest and qualified for the State
SkillsUSA Contest in April.
Plain City, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) students competed and placed in the Regional SkillsUSA Contest on Saturday, February 16, at Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio.

The following students qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA Ohio Competition on April 16-17, 2019, in Columbus. The state contests bring over 5,000 competitors, business and industry partners, instructors, and vendors together in over 100 contests in all 16 Career Pathways to showcase Career and Technical Education in Ohio.

  • Advertising Design - Chloe Thompson (Graphic Commercial Art student from Tipp City) placed 3rd and Rivers McShirley (Graphic Commercial Art student from Tri-County North) placed 1st
  • Architectural Drafting - Ian Stewart (Architectural Design student from Tipp City) placed 1st
  • Carpentry - Chris Conarroe (Construction Carpentry student from Valley View) placed 1st
  • Collision Repair - Garrett Burton (Auto Collision student from Northmont) placed 3rd
  • Welding - Sam Rhoades (Welding student from Ansonia) placed 1st
  • Esthetics - Kylee Moore (Cosmetology student from Eaton) placed 3rd and Katy Hood (Cosmetology student from Valley View) placed 2nd
  • Job Skill Demo A - Springg White (Cosmetology student from West Carrollton) placed 3rd
  • Job Skill Demo Open - Kash Roberts (Cosmetology student from Valley View) placed 1st
  • Nail Care - Blake Hall (Cosmetology student from National Trail) placed 2nd
  • Photography - Emily Smith (Graphic Photography student from Wayne) placed 1st
  • Opening & Closing Dental Assistant Team placed 1st- Lindsey Westergerdes (Versailles), Alina Brown (Wayne), Opening & Closing - Taryn Kiracofe (Eaton), Amanda Duffy (Carlisle), Brooklyn Murphy (Preble Shawnee), Maddyn McQueen (Twin Valley South), Jayla Hill (Vandalia Butler).
  • Promotional Bulletin Board Digital Design Team placed 3rd - Katie Trout (Carlisle), Makaylee Kemen (Wayne), Makayla Litteral (Tipp City)
  • Team Works Team placed 2nd - Chris Logel (Construction Carpentry student from Wayne), Jordan Lockhart (Electrical Trades student from Northmont), Ethan Robertson (HVAC student from Vandalia Butler), Shawn Wilges (Construction Carpentry student from Northmont).

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens as it improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce. The nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. SkillsUSA helps every student excel through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. The association serves more than 360,000-member students and instructors per 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 actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited by the U.S. Department of Labor as “a successful model of employer-driven youth development training program.” SkillsUSA offers technical skill assessments and workplace credentials through the SkillsUSA Career Essentials program, a cutting-edge solution that defines, implements and measures career readiness skills for students. For more information:

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