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Career & Technical School News

SkillsUSA officers inducted at Albany campus


Organization promotes students' personal and professional growth

Students ranging from future fashion designers to future chefs, contractors and nurses will lead the Capital Region BOCES Career and President Mike Tilison lights a candleTechnical School Albany campus SkillsUSA chapter for the 2017-18 school year.

During a ceremony that drew friends, relatives and school officials, the Albany SkillsUSA chapter inducted its slate of officers for the school's morning and afternoon sessions.

Albany campus SkillsUSA officers, their program, teacher and home school districts are as follows:

Morning officers:

  • President — Angel Ferrand, Criminal Justice, Shenendehowa
  • Vice President — Brianna Colucci, Global Fashion, Duanesburg
  • Treasurer — T’yanna Lockridge, Global Fashion, Schenectady
  • Secretary — Osman Rasul, Criminal Justice, Niskayuna
  • Parliamentarian — John Simonds, Auto Services, adult student
  • Community Service Liaison — Samantha Dollar, Culinary, Mohonasen
  • Historian / Photographer — Alyssa Andrew, Nurse Assistant II PCA/HHA,
    Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (BHBL)
    Vice President Skyleen Andujar is pinned

Afternoon officers:

  • President — President — Michael Tilison, Auto Trades II AYES, Mohonasen
  • Vice President — Majira Ambroise, Culinary Tech Prep, South Colonie
  • Treasurer — Joseph McIntyre, Culinary Tech Prep, BHBL
  • Secretary — Skyleen Andujar, Floral Design, Niskayuna
  • Historian/Photographer — Ashley Hahn, Food Services, Maywood

SkillsUSA is a national organization for career and technical education students that promotes personal and professional growth and offers them the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, state and national levels.



The vice presidennts are sworn inIn the top photo: President Mike Tilison lights a candle.

In the second photo, Skyleen Adujar is pinned by SkillsUSA advisor Cindy Hamel.

In the third photo, the vice presidents are sworn in.

Below, the new officers pose.


SkillsUSA 2017 Officers




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