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