Sanford Regional Technical Center – 2014 SkillsUSA Maine Championships
Sanford Regional Technical Center
SkillsUSA 2014 Local contest
Bags packed. Roads traveled. Friendships fostered. Parades marched. Dances danced. Tests taken. Skills applied. Tears shed. High fives all around.
This is just a glimpse into what the days at the SkillsUSA Maine Championships looked like.
The SkillsUSA Maine Championships is the state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in trade, technical, and skilled service instructional programs. SkillsUSA Maine believes this is the single greatest event of industry and education volunteerism in the state every year.
Our State Championships were in Bangor and is hosted at two different locations: United Technologies Center and Eastern Maine Community College. A few of our contests are held in advance or at other off site locations due to equipment needs.
An estimated 800 students from 24 technical schools and 4 colleges competed in 67 different trade and leadership contests. The gold medalists from this event will have the opportunity to represent the State of Maine at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City in June 2014.
This was an exciting year at the competition for Sanford Regional Technical Center!
There were 41 students and 6 instructors representing SRTC!
Students Kyla Rawding and Kayley Sanborn sang the National Anthem!
Tim Fecteau, SRTC’s Chapter Advisor spoke about the hard work the State Officers put into Skills during the passed term and won a “100 Percent” award and a $100 Lowe’s gift card for having 100% membership in his program.
Ian Kelly and Samantha Fecteau were elected as State Officers for the 2014-2015 term!
- Joey Gardner – Cabinetmaking
- Adrian Knight – Technical Computer Applications
- Alex Grondin – Cabinetmaking
- Cody Ward – Computer Maintenance Technology
- Robert Laveratt – Electrical Construction Wiring
- Drew Cyr – Related Technical Math
- Ian Kelly – Technical Computer Applications
- Sharlee Daye – Culinary Arts
- Samuel Moody – Digital Cinema Production
- Avery Ring – Digital Cinema Production
- Nicole Sproul – Early Childhood Education
- Ryan Babcock – Fire Fighting
- Jared Wagner – First Aid/CPR
- Precision Machining Technology
Winning a medal is about more than having it displayed around your neck. One student that placed was very emotional. When asked why he said, “This is the first time I’ve done something that was more than just being me.” It’s about courage, hard work, determination, focus, pride, willingness to learn and a sense of purpose.
SRTC alumni and SkillsUSA State Treasurer Ineliz Rijo started a SkillsUSA Chapter at York County Technical College this year. Three out of the four students that attended the State Competition won medals. Ineliz was re-elected as a State Officer for the 2014-2015 term!
- Matthew Cyr – Culinary Arts
- Matthew Francois – Technical Drafting
- Ineliz Rijo – Technical Drafting
We are incredibly proud of the skill, leadership and character of the students that attended. SkillsUSA Maine would like to thank all teachers, students, parents, and mentors who made this year such a success. Special thanks to SRTC Staff, all sending schools, Sanford Red and White Booster’s, Acton Trading Post, Train’s Tavern, Acton Fire Fighter’s Assoc., Acton Ambulance Assoc., York County Fire and Rescue Chief’s Assoc. Ryan Gerard, Electric Light Co, Inc. Shaker Pond Ice Cream, SRTC’s Culinary Arts Restaurant “The Round Table”, and all sponsors that helped send students to compete. You’re making a difference!
Ian Kelly, Samantha Fecteau, Kayley Sanborn and Brad Fawcett – thank you for your time and effort as officers. Ian and Sam – congratulations on becoming State Officers.