SkillsUSA Is Changing Lives!
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry leaders working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce today and into the future. Originally founded in 1965 as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), SkillsUSA is a national organization that empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible citizens.
SkillsUSA helps students excel. With a nationwide network of members to bond with, our students develop their self-confidence, work attitude, and communication skills through leadership, teamwork, and community service. While competing at the district, state, and national level in their technical areas, our students discover and grow their career passions and learn to value their own self-worth.
Do you want to be more involved with SkillsUSA and take part in their educational programs, events, or competitions? Check out the following conferences:SkillsUSA Massachusetts District V Leadership Conference
Out students are honored to compete among the states' most talented vocational-technical students in the annual SkillsUSA competitions. The 2021 season of events includes a combination of remote and in-person events that start at BVT on Wednesday, March 10th with the SkillsUSA District V Competition via remoted testing.SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills ConferenceThose students skilled enough to win at the district level will then compete at the SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference Championships, which will consist of a six-day schedule (April 12th, 14th, 16th, 27th, 30th, and May 4th) with most dates being conducted in a Zoom format and a live competition day at our campus on Friday, April 30th. There are no outside visitors allowed at BVT during the live competition.
SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
In 2021, competitions will be held virtually throughout the month of June. Champions from all over the US will have an opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference and compete in a month-long event featuring competitions, national officer elections, and business and industry partners and sponsors.
Our Students Secured 18 Medals at
the SkillsUSA National Competition
We're proud to announce that twenty-four of our student competitors placed in the top 9 of sixty-seven contests during the Annual 2021 SkillsUSA Massachusetts National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship.
Our students successfully represented our school and Massachusetts in the national career competitions, testing their competency against the best vocational-technical competitors by applying skills learned at BVT to secure 18 medals - 8 Gold, 2 Silver, and 8 Bronze.
This year, the final stage of the SkillsUSA series was held virtually throughout June. The championships showcase the nation's best career and technical education students through competitive events and technical exams designed and judged by industry leaders and officials to celebrate career technical education.
We have a lot to cheer about following our student's outstanding performance representing the Commonwealth at the National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship.
The following BVT students, organized by hometown, earned gold, silver, and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA National Conference Championship:
Gold: Mandolin Simpson, Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology
Bronze: Andrew Konicki, Entrepreneurship; and Kyle Penta, Entrepreneurship
State Officer Elect: Hunter Claflin
Gold: Logan Hampson, Residential Commercial and Appliance Technology
Gold: Maggie McCann, Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology
Silver: Catherine Rozanas, Technical Drafting
Gold: Gabriel Chaves-Silva, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Bronze: Ashley King, Entrepreneurship
Bronze: Christopher Mason, Robotics Urban Search and Rescue
Bronze: Julia Drapeau, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
Gold: Myra Dehestani, Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology
Gold: Cullen Jacene, Robotics and Automation Technology
Bronze: Benjamin Judson, Automotive Refinishing Technology
Bronze: Chloe Terrell, Entrepreneurship
Gold: Khushi Patel, Nurse Assisting; and Adam Pratt, Robotics and Automation Technology
Silver: Madison Gannon, Related Technical Math
Bronze: Casey Goyette, Robotics Urban Search and Rescue
SkillsUSA Chapter Meetings
Join us for our monthly chapter
meetings by reaching out to an advisor
for more information and the Zoom link.
All are welcome to attend!