Berks Career and Technology Center students compete at SkillsUSA District Competition

Berks Career and Technology Center students competed at the SkillsUSA District level competition on 1/17/14 at the York County School of Technology, York, PA; and on 1/20/14 and 1/24/14 at the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center in Reading, PA.

BCTC students did an outstanding job with the following impressive results:

20 Gold Medals!

8 Silver Medals!

7 Bronze Medals!

The 20 students that earned gold medals are qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference that will be held April 9 - 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


The conferences bring together students from across Pennsylvania who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

During the competition, students compete hands-on in different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students often work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in many occupational areas.

The contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations with the test competencies set by industry. The events give students the opportunity to showcase their skills, develop confidence, and form a positive work attitude.

Results for West Campus:

Randy Glahn, Gov. Mifflin - First place in Auto Collision: Collision Repair

Matthew Weston, Fleetwood - First place in Protective Services: Criminal Justice

Richard Lightcap, Boyertown - First place in Recreational & Power Equipment Tech.: Power Equipment Technology

Hayden Mearkle, Boyertown - First place in Technology Based Entrepreneurship: Technical Computer Applications

Timothy Moll, Gov. Mifflin - Second place in HVAC: HVAC

Tanner Kurtz, Fleetwood - Third place in Electrical Occupations: Residential Wiring

Jena Spillane, Wilson - First place in Health Occupations: Basic Health Care

Justin Uleau, Fleetwood - First place in Carpentry: Carpentry

Shayla Dobransky, Conrad Weiser - First place in Culinary Arts: Culinary Arts

Jackie Nowotarski, Exeter - First place in Graphic Imaging Technology: Graphic Communications

Coley Parker, Boyertown - Second place in Precision Machining: CNC Technician

Jacob Kelchner, Hamburg - Second place in Electronic Engineering Technology: Electronics Technology

Joseph Marra, Kutztown - Second place in Electrical Occupations: Industrial Motor Control

Chance Minnich, Conrad Weiser - Third place in Auto Collision: Auto Refinishing

Rachel Stuebner and Kiersten Kistler, Wilson and Kutztown - Third place in Cosmetology: Nail Care

Dylan Sheha, Boyertown - Third place in Welding: Welding