Each student that is enrolled in a Career and Technical Program is enrolled as a member of SkillsUSA.
The SkillsUSA organization is a local, state and national student organization serving over 300,000 students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SkillsUSA students are eligible to receive leadership training, compete with other students in various contests, and enjoy many social events.
The purpose of the SkillsUSA organization is to provide its student members with information, representation, channels for training, and the professional contacts, which are important to anyone’s career. This organization’s major goal is to help students become fully prepared for the world of work.
SkillsUSA is more than a school club, its activities are co-curricular which means it provides connecting activities for each career and technical program. This is accomplished by providing students the opportunity to perform their career and technical training in the presence of business and industry leaders in the state and nation.
During the winter months of February and March, SkillsUSA members have the opportunity to compete in the Rhode Island SkillsUSA Olympics contests, which include skill and leadership competitions.
SkillsUSA State Championship Winners 2017
The 41st annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island awards & recognition ceremony took place on April 4th at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Many students from the East Providence Career and Technical Center competed in various content specific areas as well as leadership competitions.
And the winners are….
SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference
November 6, 2015
Crowne Plaza, Warwick
2015 – 2016 Community Service Project
Through our annual Change for Children Fundraiser the students at the CTC raised money to fill backpacks and gift bags with items and crafts for women and their children staying at the Women’s Center of RI in Providence, RI.
This year the CTC students and faculty raised $200 which enabled the SkillsUSA chapter to donate 15 backpacks for children and 10 gift bags for women at the Women’s Center of RI.
Thank you to all who donated!
SkillsUSARI State Championship Awards Ceremony
The SkillsUSA RI State Championship Awards Ceremony was held at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium on March 24, 2016. The East Providence Career and Technical Center had many wonderful student competitors! The following students took home medals that night:
Gold in Related Technical Math – Meghan St. Hilaire
Gold in TV/Video Production – Team of Joshua Parsons & William Vanner
Silver in Cabinetmaking – Eric Bianco
Silver in Carpentry – Matthew Silva
Bronze in Crime Scene Investigation – Team of Matthew Conrad, Colin Feeney and Ethan Jones
Bronze in Photography – Makayla Holahan