is a national organization created by teachers, for teachers, as a
way to reach and develop their students. A nationwide partnership of
business and industry, career training students, instructors, and school
administrators, SkillsUSA is a professional
society run at all levels: in the school, in the state associations, and
in the national association. SkillsUSA prepares students to
enter the work force by teaching leadership and professional development
skills and by providing opportunities to put these skills to work. SkillsUSA
has over 250,00 student members, organized into more than 13,000 local
chapters. More than 13,500 teachers and school adminstrators serve as
professional SkillsUSA members and
instructors, and over 500 corporations, trade associations and labor
unions support SkillsUSA at the national level.
Together, SkillsUSA members work to
improve their schools, workplaces and communities.
CTI SkillsUSA CHAPTER JOINS IN CELEBRATING "SkillsUSA WEEK"
Several Activities Will Include "Red Shirt Day" this Friday, February 10TH. SkillsUSA Week Starts February 6TH - 10TH 2012.
SkillsUSA - Champions At Work!
April 20, 2007
For immediate release: CTI Students Win FIVE 1st Place Awards at the SkillsUSA State Competition in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, NY – Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute [CTI] has scored its best ever series of first and second place victories at the State Competition for Skills/USA in Syracuse on Friday, April 20. Our students won first place in five competitions and second place in one other competition. Skills/USA is a national partnership of business and industry, career and technical education students, instructors, and school administrators that prepares students to enter the work force by teaching leadership and professional development skills and by providing opportunities to put these skills to work.
Students from throughout New York State come together annually to compete in their particular career and technical area. Each school sends its best students to compete head to head in industry standard competitions. Professionals from throughout the United States judge each area.
First place winners from the Dutchess BOCES CTI are Austin Jones [Stissing Mountain High School] for Cabinet Making; Matthew Lukaitis [Arlington High School] for Carpentry; Trevor Piquet [Arlington High School] for Motorcycle Service Technology; Ryan Touhey [F. D. Roosevelt High School] for Residential Wiring; Nicholas Decandio [F. D. Roosevelt High School] and Jeffrey Ransford [Red Hook High School] for Video Production. In addition, Anthony Riccardi [Beacon High School] took second place in Industrial Motor Control. The first place winners will now all be going to the National Competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nicholas Decandio [F. D. Roosevelt High School] ; Jeffrey Ransford [Red Hook High School] for Video Production
Jeffrey Ransford & Nicholas Decandio
April 18, 2006
For immediate release: CTI Students Win 1st Place at the SkillsUSA State Competition in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, NY – Dutchess BOCES students Alexandria Bachmann from John Jay High School and Brian Dors from FDR High School took first place in the 40th Annual SkillsUSA State Conference and Skills Championships in the Television [Video] Production contest. The competition was held in the OnCenter in Syracuse, New York, April 05, 06 & 07, 2006. Both students are enrolled in the Communication Technology Academy-Video Production at the Career and Technical Institute [CTI]. Ms. Bachman is also CTI’s senior SkillsUSA President.
The scope of the contest was a written knowledge test about television/video production and a one and one half minute public service announcement for recruiting people to become volunteer firemen. The contestants had to first research the subject, write a script and develop storyboards. They then were given a time allotment to shoot and edit footage into a final video that was then judged by industry professionals. Here's the winning entry:
Also on hand for the competition was SkillsUSA advisor and the competitors’ teacher, Stephen Lawson who said, “I am extremely proud of Alex and Brian they deserve this moment. They are very enthusiastic students who understand the high level of commitment it takes to succeed in this field.”
With this win, CTI’s SkillsUSA club and competitors will have to raise extra funds so they can represent New York State in the SkillsUSA National Convention and Skills Contest the week of June 19, 2006. They will be asked to compete against the best in the country.
CTI students from other careers and trades also competed and placed in Syracuse. Those who placed second included; Justin Hanlon from Pine Plains in the industrial motor control contest, Austin Jones also from Pine Plains in the carpentry competition and Elizabeth Lomasney, from FDR high school in the preschool teaching assistant contest.
The Career and Technical Institute at Dutchess BOCES is committed to provide students with the latest technologies needed for their future success, in both their chosen career path and/or higher education.