The 2012 SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships gathered nearly three-thousand members and advisors from career training programs throughout Ohio, including 21 members of the Grant Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter. The 60th annual Skills Championship was held at the Ohio State Fairground Complex in Columbus, April 27 and 28.
The Ohio SkillsUSA Championships consist of 86 career and leadership competitions. Participants are challenged to complete a project in their career-training area within a specified time frame while being rated by a panel of judges from business, industry, and education. Gold medal winners will compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-28, 2012, for National Honors.
Allied Health Science senior Christopher Taylor, (Bethel Tate) placed first in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio and earned a spot at the National Championship. His project consisted of a professional portfolio featuring his competencies in health care skills both at school and in the workplace. Christopher also prepared a PowerPoint presentation and speech to demonstrate his competencies.
Senior Allied Health Science student Mariah Conger (Felicity-Franklin) earned a gold medal in the Basic Health Care Skills competition. This competition challenged the student’s basic levels of health knowledge and the skills of fundamental health care. Mariah’s skills were evaluated through hands-on demonstrations, a written exam, an interview and a tabletop presentation of her skills.
The Robotics and Automation Technology team of Engineering Design students Cyra Jones and Travis Bee (Bethel-Tate) also brought back a gold medal and will compete at the national level. In their competition, Cyra and Travis demonstrated the operation of a robotic workcell to resolve a simulated production process problem and created a flow chart and sequence of operation.
The Automated Manufacturing Technology team consisting of Engineering Design students Jake Foster (Felicity-Franklin), Tyler Miller and Taylor Dryden (Bethel-Tate), placed third in this year’s competition. Their competition consisted of designing a mechanical part, writing code in a Computer Aided Manufacturing program, and milling the part in the ProLight mill.
Other students competing in events at the state level were: Ryan Logan, Automotive Refinishing, Auto Collision, (New Richmond); Frank Frasher, Collison Repair, Auto Collison, (Bethel-Tate); Vincinz Weesner, Construction, Carpentry, (Bethel-Tate); Nicole Payton, Medical Math, Allied Health Science, (New Richmond); Garrek Canter, Automotive Technology, Automotive Service Technology, (Bethel-Tate); Nick Marshall, Related Technical Math, Engineering Design, (Bethel-Tate); the Tech Prep Health Showcase Team of Morgan Calhoun, Clare Schaljo, and Mackenzie Rinehart (Bethel-Tate); and the Health Knowledge Bowl Team of Chris Paul (Felicity-Franklin), Kara Solomon (New Richmond), Mikayla Cooper and Ashley Noe, (Bethel-Tate). Traveling with the group was observer, Allyson Klump (New Richmond).