2018 SkillsUSA Maine Competition
2018 SkillsUSA Maine Competition

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the SkillsUSA Maine Competition!

Logan Weymouth (South Portland), Nolan Connoly (Portland), Hua Lin (Deering), Corey Reinholdsten (Deering), Alexis Bellas, Michael Berard (GNG), Laura Dumas (GNG), Kasey Newman (Greely), Jillian Brown (Greely), Adam Petrin (Gorham), Will Hicks (GNG), Eric Thompson (GNG), Addie Ellsworth (South Portland), Danielle Fogg (GNG), Emily DiBiase (GNG), Victoria Almeder, D'Karee Watson-Deas (Portland)

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.



Automotive MLR 

Cory Reinholdtsen (Deering)

To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of automobile maintenance and light repair.



Culinary Arts 

Alexis Bellas

The competition will encompass both hot and cold food preparation and presentation. Contestants will demonstrate their knowledge and skills through the production of a four-course menu in a full day competition. The contestants will be rated on their organization, knife skills, cooking techniques, creative presentation, sanitation food safety techniques, and above all, the quality and flavor of their prepared items. 



Medical Terminology 

Victoria Almeder

To evaluate the knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations of an individual preparing for employment in the health occupations fields.



CNC Technician

Hua Lin (Deering)

The purpose of this contest is to evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment in Computer Numeric Control Turning and Milling. In addition, recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism.  This contest will assess the ability to write CNC turning and milling programs, interpret prints (including GDT), and measure/gage parts. Participants will also demonstrate theoretical knowledge of CNC machine configuration, setup and operations.



Automotive Service Technology

Eric Thompson (GNG)

Contestants will demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Workstations consist of on-vehicle, simulations, bench and component testing and a written test. Contestants will be judged on technical competency, accuracy, quality, safety and ability to follow directions. There are thirteen skill stations including the written test.



Health Knowledge Bowl

Addie Ellsworth (SP), Danielle Fogg (GNG), Jillian Brown (Greely), Kasey Newman (Greely) 

Tests teams of four students on their collective knowledge of health occupations. Teams are judged on speed and accuracy answering questions in nine categories: (1) Academic Foundations; (2) Communication; (3) Systems; (4) Employability Skills; (5) Legal Responsibility; (6) Ethics; (7) Safety Practices; (8) Teamwork; and, (9) Health Maintenance.



Automotive Tool Identification

Will Hicks (GNG)

To evaluate student’s knowledge of various tools used in the automotive trades and be able to correctly identify and correctly spell names of the tools. 



Early Childhood 

Michael Berard (GNG) 

Contestants will demonstrate their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and their ability to prepare and implement learning activities for children 3 to 5 years old. Contestants will prepare a written lesson plan and take a written test assessing their knowledge of child development and effective teaching strategies. They will demonstrate their understanding of the unique age-related learning characteristics of young children and the relevant social interactions as they implement the lesson.