New England Tech is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rhode Island SkillsUSA held their 39th 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 the country.
We are pleased to announce that we have 7 gold medalists going on to nationals this year.
1st place winners:
Crime Scene Investigation: Raven Staplins, Nicole Cioffi and Stas Belch
Architecture Drafting: Michael Webb
Construction: Nicholas Brecken
Cabinetmaking: Nathan Bugbee
Automotive: John-Scott Delija
2nd place winners:
Automotive: James Montesano
Crime Scene Investigation: Anthony Catanzaro, Jasmin Serrano and Robert Mullen
3rd place winner:
Automotive: Phillip Prue
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.