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SVCTE Students Win 58 Medals at 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition

SVCTE Students Win 58 Medals at 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition

Press Release…For Immediate Release


Metropolitan Education District   		Contact: Jason Sholl
760 Hillsdale Ave				Public Information Officer
San Jose, CA  95136				(408) 723-4245
February 17, 2017				jsholl@metroed.net

IMG_9102Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) students earned 58 medals at the 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition including 31 gold, 16 silver, and 11 bronze. On February 11, more than 400 students assembled at SVCTE to compete in various skills categories and Job Demos.

Students who placed first and second in their respective skills category qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA California 50th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego on April 20 through 23. SkillsUSA may also invite bronze and fourth place winners to compete, depending on the turnout in other regions in the state.

“We are extremely proud of all our students participating in SkillsUSA,” Kurt Cheetsos, SVCTE Construction Technology teacher and a SkillsUSA advisor said. “Students developed their skills very quickly and continue to impress us with their professionalism, talent, and understanding in a wide variety of skills and trades,” Gina Fleming, SVCTE Dental Assisting teacher and a SkillsUSA advisor said.

Student competitions were held in Automotive Refinishing and Service Technology, Carpentry, Culinary and Baking, Crime Scene Investigation, Dental Assisting, Electrical Construction Wiring, Firefighting, First-Aid CPR, Information Technology, Medical Assisting and Terminology, and Photography. Job Demo contests were held in CNC Technician, Digital Cinema Production, Drafting, HVAC, Robotics and Automation Technology, Welding and many others.

The SkillsUSA California Region 1 serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Industry partners include the California Department of Education, Del Taco, Lowe’s, and Toyota Motors.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. A Facebook photo gallery of the February 11 Region 1 competitions, demos, and medal ceremonies is available at: https://metroed.us/svcte-skillsusa17

Gold Medals:

Aldaco, Juan Carpentry Oak Grove High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Angelillo, Ivy First Aid-CPR Piedmont Hills High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Bates, Aidan Digital Cinema Production Leland High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Bordon, Briana Nurse Assisting Evergreen Valley High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Cappas Jr, Angel Welding Liberty High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Castillo, Marissa Job Skill Demonstration Open Oak Grove High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Chivers, Casey Diesel Equipment Technology Pioneer High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Cruz, Denisse Basic Health Care Skills Leigh High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
DeLeon, Norma Dental Assisting Post-Secondary Adult
Escalante, Cesilia CNC Technician Andrew Hill High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Flores, Jonathan Automotive Service Technology Pioneer High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Gonzalez, Isabel Health Knowledge Bowl Santa Teresa High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Krakov, Benjamin Carpentry Post-Secondary Adult
Laugesen, Jason Electrical Construction Wiring Branham High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Ledesma, Joel HVAC Del Mar High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Malinsky, Ryan Welding, Sheilded Metal Arc Leigh High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Miller, Desirae Medical Assisting Post-Secondary Adult
Nguyen, Kim Medical Terminology Andrew Hill High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Parra, Jovanie Diesel Equipment Technology Del Mar High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Prado Pellot, Miranda Health Knowledge Bowl Gunderson High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Robles, Louisa Job Skill Demonstration A Wilson High School SANTA CLARA UNIFIED HSD
Rocha, Lidia Web Design Lincoln High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Rodriguez, Esmeralda Dental Assisting Willow Glen High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Serna Lopez, Sebastian Collision Repair Technology Boynton High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Shaharuddin, Daniel Digital Cinema Production Wilcox High School SANTA CLARA UNIFIED HSD
Tan, Mariah Faith Web Design Lincoln High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Uy, Tresha Health Knowledge Bowl Andrew Hill High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Warshawsky, Shiri Medical Math Santa Clara High School SANTA CLARA UNIFIED HSD
Wilkins, Ryan Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Pioneer High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Williams, Erica Medical Assisting Independence High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Yocum, Camille Health Knowledge Bowl Branham High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD

Silver Medals:

Aggarwal, Sahiba Medical Math Evergreen Valley High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Aguilar, Mark Carpentry Post-Secondary Adult
Caldwell, Athena Job Skill Demonstration A Milpitas High School MILPITAS UNIFIED HSD
Constantine, Deja Job Skill Demonstration Open Gunderson High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Garcia, Cesar Electrical Construction Wiring Milpitas High School MILPITAS UNIFIED HSD
Harvey, Ben Carpentry Pioneer High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Herrera Rivera, Oscar Automotive Service Technology Evergreen Valley High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Maciel Lopez, Marisa Digital Cinema Production Santa Clara High School SANTA CLARA UNIFIED HSD
Martinez Morales, Javier HVAC Pioneer Plus SAN JOSE UHSD
Nakash, Nathanael Diesel Equipment Technology Del Mar High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Pembleton, Dominique Digital Cinema Production Willow Glen High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Ramirez, Dayana Dental Assisting Oak Grove High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Rubio, Cynthia Dental Assisting Mt Pleasant High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Valenzuela, Jancia S. Medical Terminology Mt Pleasant High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Vasquez, Richard Firefighting Leland Plus SAN JOSE UHSD
Zamudio, Estrella Medical Assisting Del Mar High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD

Bronze Medals:

Basopoli, Maritza Dental Assisting Piedmont Hills High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Ceballos, Briana Dental Assisting Yerba Buena High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Cruz, Angel Electrical Construction Wiring Gunderson High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Dellanini, Sara Medical Assisting Leigh High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Martin, Samantha Carpentry Leigh High School CAMPBELL UNION HSD
Miranda, Fernando Firefighting Andrew Hill High School EAST SIDE UHSD
Moreno, Emily Digital Cinema Production Pioneer High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Phan, Danielle Job Skill Demonstration Open Milpitas High School MILPITAS UNIFIED HSD
Preble, Tanner Diesel Equipment Technology Leland High School SAN JOSE UHSD
Quezada, Dalila Digital Cinema Production San Jose High Academy SAN JOSE UHSD
Tran, Uyen Medical Terminology Independence High School EAST SIDE UHSD

MetroED provides career technical education and adult education programs to over 2,600 students in Santa Clara County. MetroED’s programs include Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (SVCTE), formerly known as Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE), formerly known as the Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP).