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Capital Region Career & Technical School


Presidents Sam Groezinger of Guilderland and Thorne Sperry of South Colonie light a candle as part of the initiaion.  Learn about leadership. Travel. Compete. Help others. Meet career professionals. Make new friends. Have fun. Students who join SkillsUSA do all this and more.

Capital Region BOCES CTE campuses have active chapters of this national student organization that promotes personal and professional growth.

Annual SkillsUSA competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels enable students to showcase their career and technical, professional and interpersonal skills and learn about teamwork and citizenship.

SkillsUSA students also organize community service events and school activities, ranging from a toy drive for less fortunate children during the holiday season to construction efforts at Jack's Place - a facility in Schenectady that will be used as a refuge for families of patients in Ellis Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. 


An overview of some news articles about SkillsUSA:

SkillsUSA conducts annual food drive

Albany SkillsUSA officers elected for 2016-17

Schoharie CTE SkillsUSA chapter elects officersRobert Epps welds

Board of Education honors SkillsUSA finalists

Capital Region BOCES CTE student wins state competition, others earn medals

The Times Union reports on SkillsUSA competition

CBS 6 reports on SkillsUSA competition

Students win right to represent CTE at state SkillsUSA competition

WTEN reports on SkillsUSA

Students prepare for SkillsUSA regional competition

Combined efforts of CTE, SkillsUSA and supporters earn $10,000 grant for Jack's Place

SkillsUSA launches social media blitz

Career and Tech students help the less fortunate for the holidays


Skills Officers



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