SkillsUSA State WinnersOur 50 Rockland BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) students (and five chaperones) returned from the 2018 New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships in Syracuse with stories of success! Our BOCES team walked away with gold and bronze medals in the following categories:

Health Knowledge Bowl: FIRST PLACE
• Tanya Alex (North Rockland) – New Visions
• Diane DeLosSantos (North Rockland) – New Visions
• Grainne McGinley (Pearl River) – Allied Health
• Sarah Taborda (Suffern Central) – New Visions

Health Occupations Professional: THIRD PLACE
• Vasthi Nicolas (East Ramapo) – Allied Health

Cabinetmaking: THIRD PLACE
• Jeremiah Murphy (Nanuet) – Carpentry ​

The annual SkillsUSA competitions allow high school students enrolled in career and technical programs to showcase the technical knowledge they have developed in their chosen career field. The Rockland BOCES team, representing all Rockland County school districts, competed against 2,600 students from schools across New York State. Congratulations to all of the competitors and to CTEC Principal Kim Bell and her dedicated staff.