We are excited that Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) high school and adult students earned eleven medals at the SkillsUSA California State Leadership and Skill Conference held April 21-24 in Long Beach, CA. It was almost a sweep as the top SVCTE students won gold in five of six categories entered, and a silver in the sixth. Across the board, the fifteen SVCTE students participating were only surpassed by other SVCTE students, winning 5 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze.
This statewide success followed the 29 medals won at the Regional Competition, including 15 gold, 10 silver, and 4 bronze. We are very proud of all 38 SVCTE students who participated regionally, representing all six of our high school districts.
Student competitions were held in Basic Health Care Skills, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, First Aid CPR, Robotic Technology, Web Design, Welding Fabrication, and many others. Hands-on demonstrations, technical and leadership skills were exhibited online, including customer service, job interviews, and prepared speeches.
Carolina said, “It was a new experience that I’ve never tried before. Competing in a prestigious competition like SkillsUSA and winning gold made me very proud of myself.”
SVCTE Culinary student Bryce competed in the post-secondary competition as a high school student. Bryce said, “I feel confident, excited, and ready for the four-course meal I will be preparing at state!” Bryce won a gold at regionals and silver at state.
Thank you to all of our donors! Although the MetroED Foundation supports all the high school and adult learning programs at MetroED in San Jose, 100% of the money we receive from you through GlobalGiving goes to the student costs of participating in SkillsUSA local, state, and national competitions.
The annual MetroED Car Show will also support SkillsUSA students. If you are in the San Jose area, you will not want to miss the custom and classic cars on display at MetroED (760 Hillsdale Ave) May 6th starting at 5pm!