Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) and the United Technologies Center (UTC) were proud to host the 2019 Skills USA Championships March 7-8. The SkillsUSA Maine Championship is the state’s largest workforce development event for middle school, high school and college/post secondary students enrolled in public career and technical education programs. Each SkillsUSA Maine Championships contestant has been chosen by their school as the best of the best. If these students win gold in their contest, then they have the opportunity to compete at the National Conference in June against students from all over the country.
Harold “Hal” Casey, State Director of Skills USA Maine and Director of the Computer Science Program at EMCC, says, “We have the answer to Maine’s high quality workforce needs” saying that Skills USA does a great part in educating people about CTE professions. He goes on to say unfortunately, “most people don’t know this kind of organization exists or anything about the great Career and Technical High Schools or Community Colleges we have in this state”.
Registered contestants: more than 815 students in 80 contests:
Skilled and technical sciences contests: 47
Leadership development contests: 13
Occupationally related contests: 20
Contest judges: over 300 from business and labor
WABI captured some stories from the day:
As did the BDN: