• SkillsUSA Rhode IslandSkillsUSA 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