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Orange-Ulster BOCES CTE Students Win Big at Region IV SkillsUSA Competition

OU BOCES student Lea Quinn (Monroe-Woodbury) heads to the stage to receive her first-place medal in Esthetics.

Nineteen Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students earned medals at the Area IV SkillsUSA Regional Competition held at the Amy Bull Crist Campus in Goshen, N.Y., on Feb. 10, 2024.

Nearly 300 students from various high schools and BOCES facilities showcased the incredible skills they have developed in their CTE program. The annual event featured students from technical schools and BOCES programs throughout the Hudson Valley competing in 38 events ranging from Advertising Design to Welding.

All SkillsUSA members will have the opportunity to compete in their area of study at the NYS Competition in Syracuse, N.Y.  This event will take place the week of April 24-26.

At OUB, we are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers. Participation in events such as the SkillsUSA competition is a valuable opportunity for our students to demonstrate their skills and gain confidence and experience in their respective fields.

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization that creates a partnership between students, teachers and industry workers in an effort to create and sustain a skilled workforce in America. Through career and technical education programs, events and competitions, SkillsUSA endeavors to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

To date, SkillsUSA has an annual membership of 14,000,000 and partnerships with over 650 national businesses, trade associations and unions.  This partnership shapes the lives of our students and provides them with the technical skills, leadership and integrity that will lead them to successful lives and careers as they enter adulthood.