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SVCTE Students Win 34 Medals at SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition

March 19, 2018 by Jason Sholl 0 comments
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Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) students earned 34 medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership and Skills Competition including 15 gold, 11 silver, and 8 bronze. On February 17, more than 400 students assembled at SVCTE to compete in various skills categories and leadership skills. Out of 60 participants, 44 SVCTE students advance to the SkillsUSA California 51st Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference at the Ontario Convention Center on April 19-22, 2018. The students represent a variety of partner school districts, including: East Side Union High School District, Campbell Union High School District, San Jose Unified School District, Milpitas Unified High School District, and Santa Clara Unified High School District.

“SkillsUSA is an extracurricular activity that makes you work,” said silver medalist Brian Hoffman, a senior SVCTE Truck Mechanics student from Branham High School. “The competitors are the top in our industry, showing the best they can do. Winning a competition shows employers you go above and beyond what is taught in class.” Brian is applying to the Peterson Caterpillar ThinkBIG program to earn his associate's degree in applied science.

“If you win, it looks good for you in the long run,” said bronze medalist Dakota Scott, also a senior SVCTE Truck Mechanics student from Branham High School. “This is the industry I want to work in and I plan to go to Evergreen Valley College or De Anza College, next.”

“It is always awesome to see the students smile after a competition at a SkillsUSA event,” said Gina Fleming, SkillsUSA Lead Advisor and SVCTE Dental Assisting teacher. “The experience was a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their abilities.”

Student competitions were held in the areas of Automotive Refinishing and Service Technology, Broadcast News Production, Carpentry, Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Firefighting, First-Aid CPR, Mobile Robotic Technology, Welding Fabrication, and many others. Leadership skills were demonstrated in the Auditorium and included customer service, job interviews, and prepared speeches.

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.

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. The nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000-member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, 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. The organization 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.

Gold Medals:

First Name

Last name

Contest Name

School

Division

District

Jenjira

Charoenratcharoon

Dental Assisting

Prospect

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Marie

Coates

First Aid-CPR

Willow Glen

High School

San Jose Unified School District

Sheila

Du

Digital Cinema Production

Evergreen Valley

High School

East Side Union High School District

Brian

Hoffman

Diesel Equipment Technology

Branham

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Megumi

Ikeda

Digital Cinema Production

Leland

High School

San Jose Unified School District

Matthew

Little

Carpentry

Mt. Pleasant

High School

East Side Union High School District

Minh Anh

Mai

Medical Assisting

Evergreen Valley

High School

East Side Union High School District

Ryan

Malinsky

Welding Sculpture

Adult

 

 

Nathan

Munoz

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Santa Teresa

High School

East Side Union High School District

Thao

Nguyen

Dental Assisting

Adult

 

 

Andres

Nuno

Electrical Construction Wiring

Independence

High School

East Side Union High School District

Jeffrey

Sian

Electrical Construction Wiring

JobCorps

 

 

Harrison

St.John

Welding, Shielded Metal Arc

Leigh

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Jesus

Torres

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

JobCorps

 

 

Areli

Zatarain

Collision Repair Technology

James Lick

High School

East Side Union High School District

 

Silver Medals:

First Name

Last name

Contest Name

School

Division

District

Simon

Aragon

Welding, Shielded Metal Arc

Westmont

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Francisco

Bueno

Electrical Construction Wiring

Del Mar

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Alexis

Goldin

First Aid-CPR

Leigh

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Maerisa

Lazo

Digital Cinema Production

Piedmont Hills

High School

East Side Union High School District

Ylana

Nguyen

Dental Assisting

Evergreen Valley

High School

East Side Union High School District

Alan

Nguyen

Medical Assisting

Piedmont Hills

High School

East Side Union High School District

Savion

Payne

Digital Cinema Production

Piedmont Hills

High School

East Side Union High School District

Eric

Perinet

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Evergreen Valley

High School

East Side Union High School District

Aaron

Rothschuh

Carpentry

Gunderson

High School

San Jose Unified School District

Miguel

Ruiz

Dental Assisting

JobCorps

College

 

Dakota

Scott

Diesel Equipment Technology

Branham

High School

Campbell Union High School District

 

Bronze Medals:

First Name

Last name

Contest Name

School

Division

District

Jakeline

Basurto

Dental Assisting

JobCorps

College

 

Evelina

Gromilina

First Aid-CPR

Santa Clara

High School

Santa Clara Unified School District

Diana

Hernandez Zuniga

Dental Assisting

Del Mar

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Mariah

Martinez

Medical Assisting

Milpitas

High School

Milpitas Unified School District

Jr

Mier-Perez

Digital Cinema Production

Foothill

High School

East Side Union High School District

Ruben

Rodriguez

Digital Cinema Production

Del Mar

High School

Campbell Union High School District

Aaron

Terrazas

Electrical Construction Wiring

Evergreen Valley

High School

East Side Union High School District

Khrizia Ira

Ulmilla

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Yerba Buena

High School

East Side Union High School District

 

About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. Register for a free campus tour or get more information at: www.metroed.net

Jason Sholl

Public Information Officer
Metropolitan Education District
Phone: (408) 723-4245
Email: jsholl@metroed.net