SkillsUSA

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2016 Local SkillsUSA Competition student medal winners, January 16, 2016

Pt. Huron Times Herald news article, 1-27-2015

see our St. Clair County TEC facebook to view photo album


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Danny Williamson, SCHS & Garret Brenton, Pt Huron Northern

A total of nine students represented St. Clair TEC and the state of Michigan at the 2014 National SkillsUSA Conference held June 24-27 in Kansas City, Missouri. Two of the students placed in the top of the nation and brought home medals!
Danny Williamson, from St. Clair High School, placed 1st in the nation: winning the gold medal in Precision Machining Technology.
Garret Brenton, from Port Huron Northern High School, placed 2nd in the nation: winning the silver medal in CNC Milling.
Justin McMeekin, from Port Huron High School, represented St. Clair TEC in CNC Turning.
Lindell George from Memphis High School and Deven Potter from Yale High School, represented St. Clair TEC in Audio/Radio Production.
Eric Beauchamp, Glenn Elliott, and Sirissa Koebke Folsom, all from Port Huron High School, represented St. Clair TEC in Chapter Display.
Robert Plonka from St. Clair High School, represented St. Clair TEC in Automotive Service Technology

Students were accompanied on the trip by TEC instructors Duane Emig (Metal Machining Technology), Keely Baribeau (Digital Media Technology), Tom Koehler (Teacher Exploration), and Jason Belfinger (Automotive).
To see photographs from the contest, as well as posts from students and instructors, look at St. Clair TEC's Facebook page.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in career and technical education.


ST. CLAIR COUNTY TEC 2013-2014 STUDENTS BRING HOME 25 STATE SkillsUSA MEDALS
April 13, 2014

TEC students performed well at the State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and competitions during the past two weekends. One competition was held in Lansing and the other one in Grand Rapids. We are very proud of all of our Skills students and the hard work they put in during practice sessions after school with their dedicated instructors and para pros. TEC had 62 students compete at the state level and 25 of those came home with medals!

Auto Technology - Instructors Jason Belfinger and Brian Hunter, Para Pros Alex Super and Chad Moore
-Brakes- Dalton May, Port Huron High Junior - GOLD
-Auto Service Technology Overall - Robert Plonka, St. Clair High Senior - GOLD
-Auto Service Technology Overall - Grant Smith, Marine City High Senior - BRONZE

Cosmetology - Instructor Joyce Livesay
-Cosmetology-Hannah McGregor, Algonac High Senior - BRONZE

Culinary Arts - Instructor Vincent Salvatore
-Culinary Arts - Jasmine Schuette, Yale High Junior - BRONZE

Digital Media Technology - Instructor Keely Baribeau and Para Pro Ann Frederick
-Audio Production Team - Lindell George, Memphis High Senior and Deven Potter, Yale High Junior - SILVER
-Audio Production Team - Amanda Maul, Port Huron Northern Senior and Eric Brown, Algonac High Junior - BRONZE

Mechatronics- Instructor Bob Timmerman and Para Pro Joe Hall
-Mechatronics Team- Mitchell Thompson, Marysville High Senior and Andrew DeVigili, Marysville High Senior - BRONZE

Metal Machining Technology- Instructor Duane Emig and Para Pro Marv Koob
-CNC Turning - Justin McMeekin, Port Huron High Senior - GOLD
-CNC Turning - Cory Pitcher, St. Clair High Senior - BRONZE
-CNC Milling - Garret Brenton, Port Huron Northern Senior - GOLD
-CNC Milling - Nick Brassfield, Landmark Academy Junior - BRONZE
-CNC Technician - Dan Williamson, St. Clair High Senior - GOLD
-CNC Technician - Ryan Rodzos, Capac High Junior - SILVER
-Precision Machining Bench and Grind Job Specific - Jake Marsh, Marysville High Junior - GOLD

Teacher Exploration- Instructor Tom Koehler
-Leadership Test - Anthony Murphy, Marine City High Senior - GOLD
-Chapter Display Team- Teacher Exploration students: Sirissa Koebke, Port Huron High Senior; Eric Beauchamp, Port Huron High Senior and Welding student: Glenn Elliott, Port Huron High Senior - GOLD

Welding Technology- Instructor Jeff Holsworth and Para Pro Paul Mason
-ARC Welding - Raymond Wisniewski, Marine City High Junior - BRONZE
-Gas Welding - William Zeeman, Marysville High Junior - GOLD
-MIG Welding - Rick Nemitz, Marysville High Senior - BRONZE

Seven Gold medalists will go on to represent the state of Michigan at the National SkillsUSA competition. Medalists Koebke, Beauchamp, Elliot, McMeekin, Brenton, Williamson and Plonka will compete in Kansas City in June. Several categories do not have national competitions.

SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization serving more than 310,000 high school and college students who participate in training programs that include skilled trades, technical and service occupations. The SkillsUSA competition is an annual event designed to gauge students' mastery of a variety of career-oriented skills as they prepare for careers in skilled trades, technical and service occupations.

St. Clair County TEC is operated by the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency. Information about TEC programs is available by calling TEC at 810.455.1010 or see our TEC program pages in the TEC website http://tinyurl.com/TEC-Programs

SkillsUSA 2014 Regional Competition Winners

SkillsUSA 2014 Local Competition Winners


 

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National student competitors: Matt Gillett, Andrew Quandt, Brittany Emig, Anthony Murphy and Adam Hoock

SkillsUSA 2013 National Competition winners

SkillsUSA 2013 Local Competition Winners


2012 National SkillsUSA Competition
Four of our TEC students competed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-27, 2012.
See our TEC facebook photo albums

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Metal Machining student, Matt Gillett - 5th from the left wins SILVER-6-27-12

Three other TEC national finalists placed at the top of their final contests. Check out the complete story, with photos, in a special edition of Technically Speaking.


TEC STUDENTS EXCEL IN STATE COMPETITION-- FOUR MOVING ON TO NATIONALS

TEC students performed well at the state SkillsUSA competition in Lansing April 15-17, 2012--earning a total of 16 medals. Six students/teams earned gold medals.
The first-place students are:
- Matt Gillett: Port Huron High School, Precision Machining Overall
- Auston Paul: Port Huron High School, Welding - TIG (individual contest-no National
Competition)
- Kevin Barbieri: Algonac High School, Computer Maintenance
- John Grubbs: Marine City High School, Precision Machining - Lathe (no National Competition)
- Roman Gonzalez: Memphis High School, Welding - MIG (no National Competition)
Other students finished either second or third in their categories. They are: James Wilson (Mobile Electronics) and Evan Secory (TV/Video Production) of Port Huron Northern High School; Krysta Saunders (Audio/Radio Production) and Dan Eves (CNC Milling, St. Clair High School; Sarah Zuccaro (Audio/Radio Production) and Vito Marinelli (Welding-Gas), Algonac High School; Tony Stahl (TV/Video Production), Memphis High School; Adam Hoock (Collision Repair) and Tim Hill (Gas Welding), Capac High School; Andy Quandt (Overall Precision Machining), Marine City High School; and Dan Dueweke (Arc Welding), Marysville High School.
Barbieri, Gillett, Saunders and Zuccaro will compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri-- June 23-27.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 330,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, service and health occupations.
The SkillsUSA competition is an annual event designed to gauge students' mastery of a variety of career-oriented skills. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.


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TEC students WIN at the 2011 NATIONAL SkillsUSA COMPETITION IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI and at the 2011 NATIONAL HOSA COMPETITION IN CALIFORNIA......this was a billboard behind TEC along I-94


SkillsUSA 2011 National Conference

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TEC STUDENTS EXCEL
Seven students from the St. Clair County Technical Education Center in Marysville represented the State of Michigan at the 2011 National SkillsUSA Conference held June 20-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

David Calamita, from Marine City, placed 1st in the nation: winning the gold medal in Precision Machining Technology.
Kevin Barbieri, from Algonac, placed 2nd in the nation: winning the silver medal in the Computer Maintenance Technology category.
Jozef Hall and Thomas Morrisey, from Capac, placed 3rd in the nation: taking home the bronze medal as a team in the Mechatronics category.
DMT student Melissa Ahlgren, from Algonac, placed sixth in the Photography contest.
Justin Martin, from Port Huron, and Evan Secory, from Port Huron Northern, competed as a team in the Audio Production category.
Students were accompanied on the trip by TEC instructors Keely Baribeau (DMT), Duane Emig (MMT), William Saunders (IT) and Robert Timmerman (Mechatronics).
To see more, look at St Clair County TEC's Facebook page.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in career and technical education.


SkillsUSA 2011 State Conference
The St. Clair County Technical Education Center (St. Clair TEC) sent 46 students to the 2011 SkillsUSA Michigan State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Lansing this past week-end, April 15-17, 2011. Career and technical students from all over the state gathered to compete in their specific job skill areas. Top qualifiers will advance to the 2011 National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 20-25, 2011, in Kansas City, MO.
St. Clair TEC students, once again, faired extremely well at the state conference; earning five (5) first place medals, six (6) second place medals, and five (5) third place medals. The winning student and program areas are as follows:
Computer Maintenance Technology:
1st Place- Kevin Barbieri -Algonac HS
2nd Place- Ray Werth -Port Huron HS
3rd Place- Jonathan Robbins -Marysville HS
Internet Working:
2nd Place- Dylan Kraklan -Marysville HS
3rd Place- Craig Slingerland -Port Huron Northern HS
Audio Production: (two person team event)
1st Place-
Evan Secory -Port Huron Northern HS
Justin Martin -Port Huron HS
2nd Place-
Alex Gasparetto -St. Clair HS
Grant LaPeer -St. Clair HS
3rd Place-
Cheyenne Kniffen -Marine City HS
Anthony Scott -Marine City HS
Photography:
3rd Place- Melissa Ahlgren -Algonac HS
Precision Machining Technology:
1st Place- David Calamita -Marine City HS
2nd Place- Blake Malik -Marine City HS
Gas Metal Arc Welding:
3rd Place- Montana Blanchard -Port Huron Northern HS
Oxy/Fuel Welding:
1st Place- Krysta Verschure -Memphis HS
2nd Place- Cody Carnahan -St. Clair HS
Automotive Brakes:
1st Place- Paul Laskowski -Memphis HS
2nd Place - John Alessandri -Algonac HS

Also qualifying for (and going to) Nationals for Mechatronics:
(they didn't have a state competition)
Thomas R. Morrisey -Capac HS
Jozef D. Hall -Capac HS

Cosmetology:
Jasmine Carrier came in 5th place for her women's hair cut and style that was outstanding!


2010 National Conference
TEC STUDENTS EXCEL IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
Six students represented St. Clair TEC and the state of Michigan at the 2010 SkillsUSA National Conference held June 21-26 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Two DMT students; Jordan Huffman, St. Clair graduate, and Christian McGeachy, Marine City graduate, were awarded silver medals. Huffman and McGeachy competed as a team in the Audio Production category.
Eric Thiele, Port Huron Northern graduate, placed fourth in the nation in the Computer Maintenance Technology category. Also placing fourth in his category was David Konkal, a Port Huron Northern graduate who competed in Precision Machining Technology. Jozef Hall and Thomas Morrisey, Capac graduates, finished in sixth place as a team in the Mechatronics category.
Four students earned the right to compete in the national contest after winning gold medals in the state SkillsUSA competition in Lansing. Hall and Morrisey advanced from the regional SkillsUSA contest to nationals because there is no state-level competition for Mechatronics.
Students were accompanied on the trip by TEC instructors Keely Baribeau, Duane Emig, William Saunders and Robert Timmerman.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in career and technical education.

2010 State Conference
The St. Clair County Technical Education Center (St. Clair TEC) sent 49 students to the 2010 SkillsUSA Michigan State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Lansing this past week-end, April 16-18, 2010. Career and technical students from all over the state gathered to compete in their specific job skill areas. Top qualifiers will advance to the 2010 National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 21-26, 2010, in Kansas City, MO.
St. Clair TEC students, once again, faired extremely well at the state conference; earning seven (7) first place medals, three (4) second place medals, and three (2) third place medals. The winning student and program areas are as follows:
Computer Maintenance Technology:
1st Place- Eric Thiele, Port Huron Northern HS
2nd Place- Jacob Hendrick, Marysville HS
3rd Place- Craig Slingerland , Port Huron Northern HS
Audio Production: (two person team event)
1st Place Jordan Huffman, St. Clair HS
Christian Mc Geachy, Marine City HS
Precision Machining:
1st Place- David Konkal, Port Huron Northern HS
3rd Place- Robert Bohm, Port Huron Northern HS
Precision Machining Lathe:
1st Place- Dillon Wheatly, St. Clair HS
Precision Machining Mill:
1st Place- David Calamita, Marine City HS
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding:
1st Place- Jennifer Maxwell, Port Huron Northern HS
2nd Place- Glenn Dellinger, Yale HS
Gas Metal Arc Welding:
2nd Place- Brian Graham, Port Huron HS
Oxy / Fuel Welding:
1st Place- Edward Aurand, Port Huron HS
2nd Place- Nathan Scott, Algonac HS


SkillsUSA Region 2 East annual 2010 regional competitions

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Trevor Nichols in SkillsUSA Regionals -residential plumbing

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Jennifer Maxwell & Chris Swiderski compete in the regionals - Welding

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Fred Cole competed in the regional competition -Masonry

Nearly seventy (70) St. Clair TEC students participated in the SkillsUSA Region 2 East annual regional competitions over three weekends in February and March. Leadership and Cosmetology contests were held on Saturday, February 20, at Macomb County Community College- South Campus. TEC students were involved in several competitions including Job Skill Demonstration, Job Interview, Cosmetology and Cosmetology Mannequin. On Saturday, February 27, St. Clair TEC's Automotive Technology students traveled to Macomb County Community College- South Campus to compete in several skill areas including Automotive Service-Master (overall), Automotive Serviced-Brakes, Automotive Service-Electrical and Automotive Service-New Vehicle Prep. On the same day (February 27) St. Clair TEC hosted regional competition in Mechatronics, Computer Maintenance Technology, Collision Repair, Carpentry, Residential Plumbing, Residential Wiring, Masonry, Welding Overall, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. On Saturday, March 6, St. Clair TEC's Metal Machining students traveled to the Romeo Engineering and Technology Center for their regional contests which included Precision Machine-Overall, Precision Machine-Lathe, Precision Machine-Mill, Precision Machine-Bench and CNC Milling & Turning.
St. Clair TEC students faired extremely well at the regional competitions. Fifty-four (54) St. Clair TEC students have qualified for the SkillsUSA State Conference which will take place in Lansing April 16, 17, & 18.
Click here to see winners roster


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Local competition held here at TEC on Saturday, January 23, 2010
Many parents attended the competition and the awards ceremony that was held that day.
66 students competed and 60 will go on to regional competitions next month.
click here to see our winners list