DACC Students Advancing to State SkillsUSA Competition

March 9, 2011

On March 5th, Delaware Area Career Center students travelled to Buckeye Hills Career Center to compete in the regional Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA. Nine DACC students will advance to compete at the state level at the Columbus State Fairgrounds, along with many other DACC students who advanced directly from the local competition to the state level.
 
SkillsUSA is a career technical student organization that helps students prepare to be skilled and effective in their industry. Members of SkillsUSA compete against each other at the local, state, and national level. At the March 5th regional competition, Austin Hale took first place in Computer Maintenance Technology where students are required to identify and repair computer hardware malfunctions, solve configuration problems, and install common components. As part of the competition, students take their A+ certification exam and if they pass, receive their certification. Austin is a junior at Westerville South High School and attends DACC in the Information Technology Program.

Chelsea Williams took second place in the Job Skills Open competition while Emily Hallett took third place in the Job Skills A competition. Both categories require students to demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training. Chelsea is a senior at Delaware Hayes and attends DACC in the Dental Assisting Program. Emily is a senior at Buckeye Valley High School and attends DACC in the Dental Assisting Program.
  Makayla & Ashley
A four person team of Laura Bush, Laca Holman, Sarah Parks, and Kristina Stacy took third place in the Health Technology Bowl. The Health Technology Bowl tests teams on their collective knowledge of health occupations. Teams are judged on speed and accuracy answering questions in nine categories. All four students attend DACC in the Health Technology Program. Laura is a senior at Delaware Christian, Laca is a junior at Delaware Hayes High School, Sarah is a senior at Buckeye Valley High School, and Kristina is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

A two person team of Ashley Randolph and Makayla Cimini took third place in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition in which students create a bulletin board that promotes SkillsUSA, career and technical education in general, and related occupational information. An accompanying notebook documents the development and construction of the bulletin board. An oral presentation explains the process, purpose and educational value. Ashley and Makayla are both sophomores in DACC’s Career Graphics Program. Ashley and Makayla are both students at Buckeye Valley High School.

Congratulations to all of the SkillsUSA competitors and good luck to those going on to the state competition.

Related Links:
Learn more about SkillsUSA and how our students get involved
See other SkillsUSA photos from previous years - 2010 Regionals and 2010 State
Learn more about the ITA Networking Program
Learn more about the Dental Assisting Program
Learn more about the Health Technology Program
Learn more about the Career Graphics Program