Local CA BOCES CTE Students Place at Area Skills USA Regional Competition

Alfred, NY – March 8, 2024 – Several, local CA BOCES students were recently honored as top competitors in their fields in the area Skills USA regional competition held at Alfred State College.

The Skills USA events are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. Key areas of competition include communication, construction, heavy equipment operation, welding, animal sciences, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, human services, information technology, leadership, manufacturing, and STEM.

Many CA BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean competed in the annual competition with several of the students placing.

CTE Center at Belmont

1st place – Prepared Speech – Makaila Miess

2nd place – Prepared Speech – Abigail Lanphier

2nd place – Restaurant Services – MacKenzie Weinhauer

3rd place – Heavy Equipment – Nicholas Sortore

CTE Center at Ellicottville

3rd place – Cosmetology – Megan Fuller

CTE Center at Olean

1st place – TV Production – team of Ryan Osborne and Keaton Noller

1st place – Welding – Tyler Slocum

3rd place – Ad Design – Sarah Easterly

As the regional leader in education services, CA BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective shared services for 22 component school districts. CA BOCES empowers students to achieve their maximum potential by offering a wide variety of innovative programs and support that include special education, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, technology support, and instructional support services. To learn more, visit www.caboces.org.