SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
NEIT is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 24th RI SkillsUSA held their annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. That night we found out who the winners were in their technical areas. First place winners will go on to nationals in Louisville, KY to travel on to the nation championship in June to compete against other college students from all over the country. There the students will compete against top students in their technical area from all over.
We are pleased to announce that we have 7 NEIT gold medalists going on to nationals this year.
1st place: Michael Webb (2nd year in a row)
Crime Scene Investigation – 3 person team
1st place: Shelby Mortin, Mikayla Guarino and Stas Belch
2nd place: Kyle Reis, Courtney Beauchamp and Bevin Bankston
Automotive Service Technology
1st place: Justin Suttles
2nd place: Stephen Harland
3rd place: Jason Driscoll
Industrial Motor Controls
1st place: Zachary Miller
2nd place: Edward DiPasquale
1st place: Nicholas Brecken