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Alfred State hosts 34th annual Skills USA competition

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Alfred State College hosted the 34th annual Skills USA Region I competition. Over 900 high school students and their advisors competed in 44 different competitions held on both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses.

Examples of some of the competitions on the Alfred campus included animal careers, criminal justice, early childhood, job demo, and tv/video production. Carpentry, masonry, precision heavy equipment, and small engine basics were some of the competitions held in Wellsville.

Contestants from the following schools attended:

Genesee Valley (Batavia); Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont; Charles G May Career-Tech Center (Mt. Morris);, Coopers Campus (Painted Post); Edison Tech and Occupational High School (Rochester); Eastern Monroe Career Center (EMCC) (Fairport); Ellicottville CTE Center; GST BOCES Pauline Bush Campus (Elmira); Harkness Career and Technical Center (Cheektowaga); Hewes Educational Center (Ashville); Kenton Career and Technical Education Center (Tonawanda); LoGuidice Center (Fredonia); Niagara (Sanborn); Olean CTE Center; Orleans Career and Technical Education Center (Medina); WD Ormsby Educational Center (East Aurora); Potter Career and Technical Center (West Seneca); Wayne Technical and Career Center (Williamson); WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center (Spencerport); and GST BOCES, Wildwood Campus (Hornell).

Alfred State President Dr. Steven Mauro speaks with the students that competed during the 34th annual Skills USA competition during the awards ceremony.

Results were announced in an awards ceremony held in the Orvis Gymnasium and top finishers will head to the state competitions in Syracuse next month.

Hundreds of Alfred State students, staff, and faculty participated as contest judges, guides, or provided support.

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