SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
The SkillsUSA RI Championships are competitive events that showcase the best career and technical education students in the state. The philosophy of the Championships is to rewards students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and to keep training relevant to employers needs.
SkillsUSA RI state competitions begin in the classroom. Teachers design in-house contests based on technical standards designed by industry members and provided by the SkillsUSA RI leadership team.
Depending on the contest, the top 1-3 students from each classroom will move on to compete at the state level. The state gold medalist for each competition moves on to represent SkillsUSA RI at the National Skills and Leadership Conference.
2023 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Gold Medal Winners
Related Technical Math- Darien Jenkins
Plumbing- Julia Gomez
Sheet Metal- Moices Salinas
Community Service- Briana Lopez, Crystal Aguilar, Stephanie Ramos
Masonry- Winderson Rodriguez Hiraldo
HVAC/R- Lee Souza
TV Production- Ya-Le Bello and Nya Chiamaka Isom-Agazie
Culinary Arts- Winnider Rodriguez Hiraldo
Industrial Motor Controls- Fritz Heitmueller
Career Pathways Human Services- Karriana Phoeun, Emilie Rosa, Melanie Rosa
2023 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Silver Medal Winners
Plumbing- Daniel Paz Rossy
Sheet Metal- Hector Samayoa Guzman
Masonry- Angel Velazquez Deleon
HVAC/R- Francisco Tista Ruiz
Job Interview- Eugenie Belony
Industrial Motor Controls- Naomi Felix
Teamwork- Sydnee Perez, Tomasa Lares, Axel Cribas, Keihla Monegro
Culinary Arts- Melvin Coc Orellana
2023 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Bronze Medal Winners:
Plumbing- John Fernandez
Sheet Metal- Angel Mendez
Masonry- Carlos Tzoc
HVAC/R- Ricky Saquic-Tino
Restaurant Service- Kendy Sical Montufar
TV Production- Ashley Mejia, Dhestiny Sisowath
Job Skills Demo A- Isys Patterson