Alfred State College’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, hosted the 13th annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition in March. Competitions took place in automotive service, carpentry, collision repair technology, commercial baking, culinary, diesel technology, masonry, precision machining, residential wiring, technical drafting, and welding.Winners will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City in June.
Regional winners preparing to compete at Nationals include:
- Brennan Hardy, Canisteo, for automotive;
- Andrew Catlin, Webster, for carpentry;
- Logan Wannall, Groton, for collision repair technology;
- Kacie George, Holland, for commercial baking;
- Thomas D’Ambrosio, Phoenix, AZ, for culinary;
- Rob Reinhart, Bergen, for diesel technology;
- Tyler Nolan, Penfield, for precision machining;
- Doug McNamara, Holland, for residential wiring;
- Timothy Boldt, Cuba, for technical drafting;
- Kyle Pietrzyk, Tonawanda, for welding; and
- Cody Renwick, Unidilla, for masonry.
In addition to medallions and certificates, winners also received prizes donated by: Abbott Welding, Olean; ACES Campus Store, Alfred; ASE & NATEF; Buffalo Sabres; Canisteo Valley Transportation, Canisteo; CMS Industries, Inc., Orchard Park; Cutco, Olean; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park; DeWalt; Duggan & Duggan Contractors, Allegany; General Roofing & Heating Co.; Genesee Hardware & Building Supply, Genesee, PA; Giant Food Mart, Wellsville; Glen-Gery Brick, Wyomessing, PA; IBEW Local 41, Electrical, Orchard Park; Ka-Bar Knives, Olean; Kinley Corp., Allegany; KOS, Inc., Coudersport, PA; LaForge Disposal Service, Inc., Wellsville; Institutional Advancement, Alfred State College; Middaugh Real Estate, Inc., Wellsville; Miller & Richard Masonry, Genesee, PA; Miller Electric Manufacturing, Appleton, WI; MSC Industrial Supply; North Main Lumber, Wellsville; Northern Lights Candles, Wellsville; Bob & Taryn Padiack; PM Research, Inc., Wellsville; Rochester Red Wings; Southern Tier Concrete Products, Alfred Station; Tinkertown Hardware, Alfred Station; Walker Business & Staffing Services, Wellsville; and Worth W. Smith Co. Surplus.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations and students in public high schools, vocational centers, and colleges.They serve over 284,000 students and instructors nationwide.
Alfred State was the first college in New York State to establish a student organization for postsecondary SkillsUSA and continues to lead in this process.