ITC Students put their Skills to the Test!

     Published on 3/10/16   Tagged under:    Academics    Extra-Curricular    ITC   

ITC along with 900 high school students from 16 schools had the opportunity to showcase a multitude of skills and talents in the Region II BOCES Skills USA competition being hosted at Morrisville State College.  The annual conference features high school students from technical schools and BOCES programs throughout Central New York competing in a variety of events.

The competition includes 55 contests ranging from nurse assisting, job interviews, commercial baking, culinary and cosmetology, to auto service technology, welding and residential wiring. New to this year’s competition are floral design, and plumbing.

ITC Junior Scott Ripley won a bronze medal in Basic Automotive.  Scott feels that the SKILLS competition offered him the opportunity not only to showcase the techniques learned in class but allowed him to be awarded a scholarship to Morrisville College.

ITC juniors Solomon Lawrence, Jazmyne Jennings, and Christian A. Grenga competed as a team in Crime Scene Investigation.  They finished fourth just missing a bronze medal.  CSI competitor Christian Grenga enjoyed the hands on aspect of the competition and felt it was “much more than he expected.”  Christian is following a family legacy at the CSI-SKILLs. His older brother who graduated from ITC competed as well.  Jazmyne Jennings felt that the analytical process of interpreting a crime scene was the most challenging.  The CSI team’s jobs included evidence tagging, sketching, photographing and print gathering for laboratory processing.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

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